Highlands & Islands

RockNess cancelled due to clashes with sporting events

RockNess
Image caption The festival is held at Dores on the shores of Loch Ness in the Great Glen, near Inverness

RockNess, one of Scotland's largest music festivals, has been cancelled this year.

The organisers had been trying to set a new date because of a clash with events such as the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games.

However they have decided to take a year out and said they plan to make the event bigger and better next year.

The event has been held every June at Dores on the shores of Loch Ness in the Great Glen, near Inverness, since 2006.

In a statement, the RockNess organisers said: "We'd like to thank you for your support over the last eight years.

"Due to the addition of a number of events alongside the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games we've decided to take a year off.

"We're using this break to make the event bigger and better than ever in 2015 so have an amazing summer and see you back at the Loch next year."

There has been speculation the festival may be cancelled since the organisers said they wanted to move it to a later date.

The three-day festival typically draws more than 30,000 revellers to the area.

However, last year there were claims that numbers had significantly dropped.

More on this story

Around the BBC

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites