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Low levels of crime at Belladrum

By Staff Reporter

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Police at Belladrum.
Police at Belladrum.

More than 20 drug offences were detected by police at the Highlands' biggest music festival which ended on Saturday.

This year's headline acts at the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - which had a capacity of 20,000 - included Elbow, Chvrches, Lewis Capaldi and Tom Odell.

Singer Jess Glynne brought the festival to a close on Saturday night.

Police Scotland said "the vast majority of people" had made the event "an overwhelmingly positive experience."

"Very low levels of offences have been reported, including five incidents of alcohol related disorder, five thefts and one unauthorised use of a drone. A total of 21 drug related offences have also been been detected and reports will be submitted in due course," said the force.

Police Scotland event commander Chief Inspector Mairi Macinnes added: "We were very pleased to support the organisers of Belladrum once again to deliver a safe and friendly festival.

"I would like to pass on our thanks to the vast majority of the public who helped make the event memorable for all the right reasons.

"There were low levels of crime recorded which did not disrupt the running of the festival and hopefully did not detract from the enjoyment of anybody else.

"Once again I would thank the vast majority of the crowd for their co-operation."

The festival organisers said fake bar tokens and tickets had also been in circulation this weekend.

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