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WATCH: Forget Glastonbury – Innis Mhor residents in Tain are staging Tea in the Park!


By Hector MacKenzie

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THE festival season may have been decimated by the coronavirus crisis but that didn't stop a Tea in the Park bash at an Easter Ross care home.

Staff and residents at Innis Mhor in Tain made the most of the weather today by transforming their garden into a mini Glastonbury this afternoon.

Keilan Ross was on hand to put on a live performance with outdoor snacks and the odd tipple of beer helping bring the festival atmosphere to life.

A spokesperson for the Parklands Care-run home said: " Coronavirus has put paid to many of this year's music festivals, but not at Innis Mhor. We're transforming the garden into a mini-Glastonbury for our very own music festival, featuring a beer tent and burger van."

Entry was restricted to residents – with a requisite wristband – and everyone was given a beer token to 'spend' on whatever they fancied.

Keilan Ross entertained from outside the grounds but well within view and earshot.

The care home ensured relatives unable to see their loved ones during lockdown could join the fun by broadcasting live via Facebook.

One relative took to Facebook to say: "What a fantastic festival, lovely to see mum joining in, looked like she had a good time. Can’t thank you all enough for all you’ve done to make this such a success."

Another wrote: "Lovely, love seeing granny so happy. amazing home for them all."

Related: WATCH: Poignant VE day 'We'll Meet Again' tribute at care home during lockdown



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