Hundreds of people are making their way to Argyll and Bute for the Tiree Music Festival this weekend. (21-22 July) It is the third annual music festival to be held on the remote island and like the two before is a total sell out. The council has been working alongside organisers to make sure there the event goes smoothly and everyone is prepared for the possibility of bad weather.
Toploader will be headlining the bill and bands like the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Skerryvore and the Vatersay Boys will be playing for the crowds. This year there will also be a new showcase for local talent called the TMF Community Village. With more than a thousand people expected to turn up, including hundreds of campers, there has been shelter organised in the community centre, Crossapol resource centre and Tiree High School in case of severe weather.
Lead Councillor for Culture, Louise Glen – Lee said “I really hope everyone at the Tiree Music Festival has a wonderful time this weekend. There is a great mix of traditional and contemporary music for all to enjoy. I would like to reassure everyone going to the festival, especially the campers, that there will be alternative shelter available if the weather takes a turn for the worse. The council and festival organisers are keeping a close eye on the forecast which is changing fast.”