Bundanoon Highland Gathering 2021 - Cancelled
WE ARE DEVASTATED, AND OUR APOLOGIES TO ALL OUR WONDERFUL FOLLOWERS,
Good morning all, the general committee of the Bundanoon Highland Gathering Committee Inc. met last night at the RSL to decide on the future of Brigadoon for this year. The Committee has been in communication with NSW Public Health (Mass Gatherings Team) over the past month seeking guidance on how best to run Brigadoon given the challenging times that we all face. As we all know, Brigadoon is a very unique event in that we encourage social interaction throughout a day of celebration of all things Scottish. NSW Health were very supportive of the event and offered a range of options for the Committee to consider.
However, due to the nature of the event, the demographic of those who attend, and with the restriction of 3000 attending (which included the committee and all performers) we would incur a significant financial loss which would be irresponsible to the future of the gathering, we would also need to ensure public safety and the only sensible decision was to cancel the event for 2021 and to focus our energy and finances on returning in 2022 with the biggest and best Brigadoon of all.
The Committee feel a great responsibility to Brigadoon, and with the restriction of 3000 attending (which included the committee and all performers) we would incur a significant financial loss which would be irresponsible to the future of the gathering and to the community finances that we raise each year to support local services, and to the health and safety of the residents of Bundanoon and the greater Southern Highlands area. As a small group of volunteers, the Committee puts in a lot of effort and time throughout the year to put on the Games and we are frustrated once again that Brigadoon has to be postponed.
The Committee understands that there will be many in the community who are disappointed at this decision however we also know that the residents of Bundanoon and the wider community of friends of Brigadoon will understand that the only appropriate and sensible decision to keep our community safe was to cancel for 2021.
The Grand Raffle that has been running over the past few months is continuing and the draw for the raffle will still take place on the 17th of April at the Oval. There will be further announcements in relation to this over the next few days. The Committee is planning to have a small get together at the Oval on the 17th so watch this space for details
With kind regards to all
SEE YOU ALL 2 APRIL 2022
The Bundanoon Highland Gathering Committee Inc.