Community leaders in a North-east town have called for the return of a popular Hogmanay concert next year.
The Evening Express revealed yesterday that organisers of Stonehaven’s Open Air in the Square owe thousands of pounds to musical acts, security firms and production companies over a three-year period.
Among those said to be out of pocket are the Supernaturals, who claim they are owed £2,000 for playing at the 2015 concert.
Earlier this year it was announced 2016’s event was being cancelled due to the “economic climate”.
Organisers have apologised to those owed money, pledging to pay them all back, and said they hope the concert will return next year. Others in the community have backed those calls.
David Fleming, chairman of the Stonehaven Town Partnership, said: “It would be great for the event to come back next year. It helps Stonehaven so much over the Hogmanay period.”
He added: “We are here to help the best we can.”