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Isle of Tiree band Trail West say they have been 'put in a terribly difficult situation by the government' and have been forced to postpone Inverness gig after believing earlier in the week that both its Highland nights could go ahead - before making a joke about a cheese and wine at Downing Street

By Louise Glen

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Inverness gig postponed.
Inverness gig postponed.

TRAIL West announced today that its Inverness gig was being postponed.

The island Celtic rockers had believed earlier in the week that the long-anticipated gig would go ahead.

But in a message on its social media this afternoon said: "Inverness and Oban – postponed (rescheduled dates tba this weekend)

"We’re really disappointed to announce that we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone this weekend’s shows in Inverness and Oban.

"After some initially positive discussions through the week and with the encouragement that other similar events were still taking place, we had hoped to continue with the shows, as you are all aware.

"But, with further discussions this morning, we have been put in a terribly difficult situation by the government: the latest guidelines regarding social distancing and bottle necks at bars have forced our hand and it is with heavy hearts that we are postponing these shows.

"We rely on music for a living and the financial implications for us are severe. But, ultimately, the risk to the health and well-being of all our followers, crew and the venue staff is of the upmost importance.

"Rescheduled dates will be announced this weekend but for those still in the mood for a party, we’ve heard a rumour that there’s a horo-gheallaidh at No. 10, Downing Street this evening… Cheese and Wine anyone?!

Thanks in advance for your understanding and we'll hopefully see you all at a gig very soon!

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