Southend Highland Games cancelled

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This year’s Southend Highland Games, scheduled for Saturday July 18, has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

An event spokesman said: ‘We are all very disappointed not to be able to hold the event this year, only the second time it has had to be cancelled in advance since 1952.

‘We know we will be in direct opposition to the Olympics in 2021 but we will be ready and able to meet that challenge!’