It was postponed in July because of the rain. So there was relief and excitement when the referee gave the thumbs up to football in the forest.
These were no ordinary football matches. Four teams had come together to play on a specially created pitch in a woodland clearing.
Forest Pitch, as it's known, is part sport and part arts event. It is one of Scotland's contributions to the Cultural Olympiad, which coincides with London 2012.
Most of the players have made their home in Scotland after living elsewhere. Canada, Nigeria and New Zealand were all represented on the pitch. Some of those taking part had found refuge here after escaping violence in countries like Afghanistan.
Forest Pitch is the brainchild of the artist Craig Coulthard. He was inspired by memories of his childhood, playing football in a forest while living in Germany.
Forest Pitch will leave its mark on the landscape for years to come. Trees will be planted along the lines of the pitch to create a lasting reminder of the event.
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