HISTORY was made when Capers in Cannich held a campsite festival during the pandemic.

It was the game in town for a while, with socially-distanced haystack seating and glamping accommodation proving the way forward.

And even with lockdown restrictions set to ease, it will be a busy summer for the organisers who aim to continue their unique offering in the Highlands.

There are only a few weeks left to sample the Capers in Cannich set up with three weekends still on the cards.

This coming weekend while see Edinburgh's Callum Beattie, Melisa Kelly and the Smokin' Crows and Lewis singer Astrid performing from August 6-9.

Then Toploader come to town to headline the August 27-30 affair, joined on the bill by Fife's Cody Feechan, trad band Eabhal and Americana-inspired band Longstay, among others.

Festivities will then come to and end on September 17-20 with an unforgettable finale in the form of Scottish favourites Mànran and BBC Radio 2 playlisted pop duo The Eves, Katie Gregson-Macleod and Forgetting the Future.

Visitors to Capers in Cannich enjoy a festival with a little difference as they are assigned a colourful bell tent, complete with power, and can enjoy the sights and sounds of a festival in their social bubbles.

Food and drink is delivered to them via an app and designated areas in front of the stage allow the live entertainment to be enjoyed safely.

Cocktails, BBQs by the river and daytime entertainment for all the family are also part of the fun at Capers, while groups are encouraged to explore the local area before the brilliant live music kicks off at 4pm each day.

The family-friendly festival is keeping an intimate capacity as the country moves into level 0, to ensure the continued safety of its guests; however, alongside glamping, Capers in Cannich is now also offering spots for caravans and campervans as well as general camping.

Karl Falconer, Capers in Cannich director, said: "Our Capers in Cannich weekends have been an amazing success and it's been brilliant to see what is possible with hard work and dedication from the team involved.

"It's been fantastic to welcome such a range of people to the festival all looking to experience a special wee weekend holiday.

"People of all ages are welcome, with many commenting on the blissful, laid-back atmosphere to be found on site.

"We have limited capacity and tickets for our remaining dates are going fast, so we would encourage people to secure their spot for one of our remaining weekends while they still can."

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland, Director of Events said: "Capers in Cannich is a family-friendly celebration of live Scottish music mixed with exclusive outdoor glamping.

"Innovatively created in response to Covid-19, we are delighted to support it taking place across a number of dates through Scotland's Events Recovery Fund."

Singer Beattie will take the state this weekend as he aims for a busy 2021.

He said: "I'm so excited to be able to play gigs again for a live audience – returning to the stage in August to perform at Capers in Cannich will be really special.

"I'm looking forward to heading up to the Highlands to perform with so many other brilliant acts at what looks like a special wee festival."

Tickets for the remaining Capers in Cannich weekends are available online at www.capersincannich.co.uk