Call not to charge for public events
People across the Highlands should not be charged for public events which are currently free, councillors said yesterday.
Members of Inverness city committee agreed to allocate £300,000 from the Inverness Common Good Fund for the 2011-12 events and festivals programme for the city.
But an agreement in principle to impose admission charges for certain events was turned down by members. Instead they requested a further report. The move comes after city councillor Glynis Sinclair, who is an elected member for the Inverness Events and Festivals Working Group, suggested charges could range from £1 to £5 for a family ticket for the town’s Hogmanay event.
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