We have been informed that both the Eastern Division Final and the Scottish Final in Orkney have been cancelled, due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.
While not entirely unexpected, this is sad news - not least for our 'Housebound' team, who had won a place to perform at the Byre Theatre in the Eastern Division Final and had been working hard on their production.
Here is the latest notification from the SCDA website:
'After careful deliberation, the National Executive has taken the difficult decision to cancel the Scottish Final. There were several factors that led us to this, but a key consideration was the closure of the Byre Theatre to public performances and hence the cancellation of the Eastern Divisional final.
All people who have bought and paid for tickets for Orkney will be reimbursed in full. Those who have sent cheques will have these returned to them. Those who have booked accommodation in Orkney should make their own arrangements.
The remaining three Divisions have been advised to give serious consideration to cancelling.
We will update this notice as further information becomes available.'
We will communicate further news as and when we get it.