Capers in Cannich for bubbles in bell tents

Bandmates Calum MacPhail and Sean Cousins of headline band Hò-rò try out the festival site.

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One year on since the country first went into lockdown, Scotland’s first festival created specifically in response to Covid-19 social distancing guidelines, has been officially launched.

Capers in Cannich festival director Karl Falconer with on site Alpacas.

Capers in Cannich is a new exclusive outdoor glamping festival, with the first event confirmed to take place in a stunning and secluded countryside site north of Inverness from May 28-31.

The Highland festival will allow people to experience live entertainment, fantastic food and drinks and a luxury glamping experience within a Covid-compliant environment with their own social bubbles and in line with all government guidelines.

Capers in Cannich festival luxury bell tent.

Each bubble will have their own luxury bell tent and private garden space to experience the festival from alongside a corresponding private and safe space in front of the outdoor stage.

Organisers have taken care to put procedures in place every step of the way to ensure visitors can relax and enjoy the magic of a Scottish festival this summer in a safe environment.

The spacious nine-acre site, which could normally hold 1,500 people, will be limited to just 200 guests to allow plenty of space for two-metre social distancing and each bubble will receive a welcome pack on arrival, complete with face masks, hand sanitiser, free bottled water and a wealth of information about keeping safe at the event.

An app-based table bar service will mean festival-goers order their food and drink on their phone and it is delivered to them directly.

Additional safety measures include a drop-off service for any forgotten essential supplies required from the local shop, individual toilets and showers, socially distanced car parking bays and thorough and regular cleaning across the site. The event booking system will also have a postcode checker in place to ensure relevant travel guidelines are met.

Ticket holders will be able to enjoy a fantastic line-up of entertainment from exciting Scottish artists, with mighty Inverness outfit Hò-rò, festival favourites Colonel Mustard and The Dijon 5, energy-fuelled traditional band Heron Valley and Moray singer songwriter Calum Jones all set to take to the Capers in Cannich stage of the end of May.

Sean Cousins of Hò-rò, said: ‘It’s been an extremely tough time for musicians over the last year so seeing a new event spring up that offers the opportunity for acts to perform in front of a live audience in a safe environment, is a hugely positive and exciting moment.

‘They say good things come to those who wait and we can’t wait to put on an unforgettable live show for everyone who has been missing festivals just as much as we have.’

Capers in Cannich is an over-18s event. Go to www.capersincannich.co.uk for further details.