INVERKEITHING'S Highland Games return to Ballast Bank next month.

After a two-year absence due to the COVID pandemic, the Games will be back in full swing on Saturday, August 6.

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s director of events, said: “EventScotland is delighted to be supporting Inverkeithing Highland Games through our National Events Programme. It joins an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events taking place across the country this year as part of the wider recovery of tourism and events in Scotland."

Awarded a £3,000 grant, it's hoped the event will attract more visitors, including from overseas, and the funding will also be used to ensure waste from the event will be disposed of in an environmentally-friendly way and allowing for as much recycling as possible to take place.

Attractions at this year's Games will include the heavyweight contest, highland dancing, track cycle racing, track athletes, pipe bands, craft stalls and kids' races.

Set to begin at 10.30am with the first track events to start at 12.30pm, there is something for all the family. The Games will finish at 5pm.

The Lammas Fair will also return and to allow it to take place, there will be a temporary road closure on High Street, Inverkeithing (from the junction of Townhall Street to the junction of Abbot Place) between 6pm and midnight from Thursday, August 4, to Sunday, August 7.

The alternative route for through traffic is via Hope Street, B981, Ferrytoll Road, Castlandhill Road, A921 and B981.

Access for emergency service vehicles and residents will be maintained. Pedestrian access will be maintained.