Merging Cupar Highland Games with another popular event in the town’s summer calendar would be “wholly inappropriate” and has been ruled out.
The Cupar Highland Games committee has echoed the view of its Cupar Children’s Gala counterparts that the events should remain separate.
Volunteers who sit on the Cupar Children’s Gala committee said a fortnight ago it would be “logistically impossible” to merge with Cupar Highland Games.
The idea was floated by several members of Cupar Community Council amid suggestions this year’s Highland games had not been well supported. Now, Cupar Highland Games secretary, Rosemary Middleton, has confirmed Highland games organisers were also against such a move.
She said: “Cupar Highland Games, contrary to reports, is building in stature each year and again, contrary to reports, there were events for children.
“There are many reasons why it would be impossible to merge the two. Of significance is the simple fact that both events require the use of the majority of the Duffus Park playing fields.”
Mrs Middleton added: “It would be wholly appropriate for any proposals for change to be made to the games committee and likewise the gala committee in the first instance and not through the community council when we learn about suggestions in a newspaper report.”
Mrs Middleton said the games committee would welcome community councillors to attend a meeting should they have any suggestions to improve the games.