Covid-19 sinks Kirkintilloch Canal Festival

East Dunbartonshire Council has taken the decision to cancel this year’s Kirkintilloch Canal Festival because of the Covid-19 crisis.

Council boss Thomas Glen said: “Kirkintilloch Canal Festival is a flagship event in the local calendar for residents, visitors, organisations and businesses, so the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 celebration was not taken lightly.

“However, given the worldwide COVID-19 emergency, pressing priorities and ongoing uncertainty, it has been impossible to continue the huge amount of preparation required for such a major event.

“I hope everyone understands the unique situation and unprecedented challenges we are currently facing. Rest assured, we aim to return in 2021 with a full range of events and fun for all the family.”

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