GOUROCK Highland Games will not go ahead in May unless lockdown is lifted and the public health restrictions which will follow are eased in enough time.

Organisers say that if the area's Covid protection level remains above or at 2 up to six weeks prior to the scheduled Battery Park date then an in-person event 'will not take place'.

Council chiefs would then negotiate with partners, including the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association and the Scottish Highland Games Association, to see if it would be possible to reschedule the event to later on in the games season.

A briefing paper said: "If the Covid protection level is below 2 up to six weeks prior to the event, the service will plan to hold an in-person event in line with national event planning guidance with the expectation that this will involve restricted numbers and additional infrastructure."