Floods can't dampen music festival fun

The officer in charge of policing a Highland music festival praised revellers for their behaviour as the final night of the festival passed without serious incident.

Northern Constabulary said the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival at Beauly, near Inverness, lived up to its reputation as a family friendly event with the vast majority of the 14,000 fans on their best behaviour at the event.

Event Commander Chief Inspector Jim Neil said: "Despite the weather, which closed in around midnight, festival goers remained in high spirits throughout.

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"The rain has caused campsites to flood and there will be some challenges in terms of emptying the site."

Police said there were only a handful of disturbances at the event, with just two people arrested for scaling the perimeter fence.

Tickets sold out months ago for the festival, which boasted Scots bands Texas and Deacon Blue at the top of the bill.

Chief Inspector Neil added: "Considering the fact there were in excess of 14,000 people here, the low number of incidents demonstrates that the vast majority of people are having a good time."