Based on the State Government’s decision to extend COVID-19 Phase 4 restrictions and related guidelines, the City of Armadale has reluctantly made the decision to cancel the 2020 Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run.
With more than 20,000 people attending last year’s event in the city centre, it would be impossible to limit the spread of COVID-19 if a case was present or manage the cleaning that would be required for hand contact surfaces. Contact tracing would also be too difficult.
The Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run is one of the City’s premier events, and while it is disappointing that the event will not go ahead this year, our priority remains the health and well-being of our community,” said City of Armadale Mayor, Ruth Butterfield.
Council’s decision was made based on the latest health advice of the WA State Government and due to the extension of COVID-19 Phase 4 restrictions.
While this was a difficult decision, the Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run will be back, better than ever next year.