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Inverness city centre traditional music festival The Gathering asks audience to be safe and test


By Margaret Chrystall

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THE Gathering festival has issued a set of reminders about COVID guidelines for everyone coming to the sell-out event on Saturday.

They are encouraging everyone to take a lateral flow test within 24 hours of attending "for the comfort and safety of other attendees and staff".

Michael John Macmillan and Kenny Smith from Torridon. Picture: James MacKenzie
Michael John Macmillan and Kenny Smith from Torridon. Picture: James MacKenzie

And they also ask that if people think they have symptoms, not to attend the event but to book in for a PCR test immediately.

The guidelines continue: "In addition to this, we are now asking that everyone who has attended the festival, take a lateral flow test post-event.

"Taking an LFD when you get home, and continuing to test with an LFD twice a week, will help identify cases early and stop onward transmission.

"Let's all play our part and have a great time on Saturday!"

A full list of safety guidelines appears on the event's Facebook page.

Stage timings have been announced and the main stage will open with Rhythmnreel at 12.10pm, Torridon are among the afternoon sounds, starting at 3.40pm, and the stage closes with a final set from Wolfstone, starting at 9.30pm.

Stage 2 will start at 1pm with Feis Na H-Oige, with new duo Glin at 4.30pm and finishing with a set from Anna Massie and Mairearad Green, starting at 9pm.

The event is now sold out.

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