Traffic warning as Highlands plays host to music festival, Celtic match and bikers’ rally
MOTORISTS have been warned of the potential of traffic chaos as a trio of major events take place in the Highlands this weekend.
The Summer in the City Festival in Inverness – with JLS, Status Quo and Jools Holland all performing over four days – is expected to attract crowds of 20,000.
More than 1,000 bikers will also be descending on Aviemore for the annual Thunder in the Glen Harley Davidson Rally.
And, on Saturday, thousands of football fans will be heading to Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s match against Scottish champions Celtic.
There is no parking at the Northern Meeting Park where a series of concerts are being held for the Summer in the City Festival.
JLS play on Thursday night, followed by Status Quo on Friday, Runrig on Saturday and Jools Holland as closing act on Sunday.
Organisers are urging concert-goers to use public transport or taxis.
A Northern Constabulary spokesman said: “Motorists travelling in the city centre should be advised that there is expected to be an increased volume of traffic and pedestrians.
“They should drive carefully and allow extra time for journeys.”
Thunder in the Glen kicks off on Friday and will run through to Sunday, while the Caley Thistle match against Celtic is Saturday’s early kick-off, at 12.45pm.
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