Directly from their Facebook page:
Scots have a long history of being courageous, sensible, and resilient. We’ve all spent the last few months bravely dealing with the substantial challenges that this pandemic has posed. We’ve had to be practical and resourceful about all manner of things. We remain spirited and strong.
For these reasons, it is with great disappointment that NHSCOT announces the cancellation of the 45th NH Highland Games & Festival scheduled for September 18-20, 2020. Your friends at NHSCOT have been considering solutions to keep everyone safe at the Games, while still allowing the fun and camaraderie that makes the Games so popular to shine through. NHSCOT was hopeful about holding the Games because we know how important they are to you and the State of New Hampshire. Sadly, the obstacles to having a safe and fun event have become too difficult to overcome.
We will miss seeing you in the highlands of New Hampshire this fall. It is hard to imagine a fall without the Games, but Scots ARE resilient. Let’s gather next year, September 17-19, 2021, and toast those we’ve lost, cheer the challenges we’ve overcome, and enjoy a weekend of family and friends wrapped in tartan.
On a brighter note, NHSCOT is already busy planning the best Games ever for you next year! In the meantime, let’s stay in touch as there will be other exciting offerings and activities for you to enjoy between now and then. NHSCOT is always looking for new ways to keep our Scottish community vibrant and engaged, as now more than ever we continue to strive to preserve and promote Scottish culture for future generations.
Till we meet again, be safe, and stay well!
Caraidean gu brath – friends forever!
Our very best regards,
President, Board of Governors
P.S. More information will be coming soon regarding ticket refunds.”