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Chatter complaints and call to police spoil Strathpeffer Pavilion Tom Walker gig for some

By Louise Glen

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A MUSICAL night hit a bum note for some revellers in Strathpeffer sparking a call to the police.

Gig-goers were full of high spirits at the sold out Tom Walker gig at Strathpeffer Pavilion last Friday.

But by some accounts the level of excitement was so high at points people couldn't even hear the performer.

Police were later called to a fight that had broken out, and some even complained of drinks being thrown down the back of others after they were unable to see the stage.

On social media, fans of Mr Walker, a Glasgow-based singer songwriter, commented about the rudeness of some of those in attendance.

One wrote on Facebook: "I’m surprised you managed to get Tom on the recording with the amount of chatter that was coming from the audience. Why do people buy tickets and then don’t even watch the performance?"

Another replied: "Same at every concert I've been to there, which is a shame because it's a fantastic venue with great acoustics."

A spokesman for High Life Highland said: “We have not received any complaints directly and general feedback on the Tom Walker gig from both the audience and promoter has been very positive with people asking for more.

"We are aware of some social media posts regarding people chatting during the gig and will discuss with promoters what steps they may wish us to take to mitigate this for any future events.”

The spokesperson continued “We are also aware that there was an incident outside the venue and a member of the public notified the police.”

Police Scotland confirmed they were called to an incident at Strathpeffer Pavilion.

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