Highland Games Swiss Championships 2013 cancelled!
Dear athletes, musicians, partner and friends of the Highland Games Swiss
The «wùy ù ay» Highland Games Swiss Championships have been unique in
Switzerland and even Europe due to its combination of music and sports
competition. Even the typical Scottish weather has become more often a
regular guest for the last years.
During the past ten years a varied and entertaining event has been
organized for up to 95’000 visitors. The athletes from all over
Switzerland and the nearby neighbouring countries developed from amateur
to professional athletes in Heavy Events. The Highland Games offered the
participants in Piping and Drumming Contests a platform to compete in a
national contest, to be judged by official Scottish adjudicators and the
opportunity to perform together before an impressive audience.
Our aim to always improve and make the event more attractive year after
year, it could be achieved all these years thanks to numerous volunteers.
Nevertheless, the expectations from visitors, musicians and athletes
towards the organizer have been increasing enormously throughout the past
years. As organizer of this event, we have reached a point where one has
to reconsider the situation and concept of organizing.
In our opinion the «wùy ù ay» Highland Games Swiss Championships have to
take place in a worthy setting. As we consider these circumstances as not
existent for the time being, we refrain from carrying out the event 2013
and cancel the Swiss Championships.
We would like to thank you for your confidence and loyal support
throughout all these years and do hope for your understanding of our