Communities could be left feeling the effects of coronavirus for a long time, with the traditional summer gala calendar becoming increasingly sparse.
With the rising number of Covid-19 cases and government guidance regarding large gatherings, many events have been cancelled.
The organisers of Cove Gala in Aberdeen promised their event would be back “bigger and better” in 2021.
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In a statement, they said: “The safety and wellbeing of our community is at the forefront of our minds.”
Stephen Jackson, who runs Stonehaven-based Prestige Entertainment, stages live music and discos. He said the impact of Covid-19 on gatherings is putting additional strain on businesses like his.
He said: “We’re finding the bulk of our cancellations at the moment are for school events like Easter discos.”