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PICTURES: Black Isle hosts a drive-in country treat


By Hector MacKenzie

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Philomena Begley still belting them out. Picture: James MacKenzie
Philomena Begley still belting them out. Picture: James MacKenzie

Country music fans from across the Highlands and beyond converged on the Black Isle Showground for a drive-in show that allowed fans a fix of live music.

Sandy Mackenzie from Brora and Alice Sutherland from Golspie. Picture: James Mackenzie
Sandy Mackenzie from Brora and Alice Sutherland from Golspie. Picture: James Mackenzie

While sticking to Covid-19 restrictions the event featured a stellar line-up of Irish country stars enjoyed by audience members from the safety of their car or family “bubble”.

Amelia and Jack Burke with Frank and Ruth Tweedie and June Thomson from Elgin. Picture: James Mackenzie
Amelia and Jack Burke with Frank and Ruth Tweedie and June Thomson from Elgin. Picture: James Mackenzie

Organiser Liam Christie said the sell-out show saw a “responsible and happy crowd” enjoy the music in the glorious late summer weather.

Caroline, Karen, Jamie and Stewart Bain from Dingwall. Picture: James Mackenzie
Caroline, Karen, Jamie and Stewart Bain from Dingwall. Picture: James Mackenzie

He said: “We are delighted with the support for these events and with no future date on the horizon for full face to face events, these shows look like they will be the only safe and responsible way to see live music for some time to come.

Christina and Anne Matheson. Picture: James MacKenzie
Christina and Anne Matheson. Picture: James MacKenzie

“Police Scotland were on site to ensure there were no rule breaches and everyone attending embraced the rules and had a great time.”

The view from above.
The view from above.

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