Two men have been convicted for drug offences at Groove music festival.
Kevin McLorinan, 32, of Airdrie and James McGinley, 31, of Glasgow both pleaded guilty to being involved in the supply of cocaine at Inverness Sheriff Court in February.
Both men were arrested after their tent was searched at the Dores-based festival in August 2017, by officers working at the event.
A quantity of drugs worth approximately £1,500 and a sum of cash worth in excess of £1,800 was seized during the search.
McLorinan and McGinley were sentenced at Inverness Sheriff Court today to eight months imprisonment each.
Police Scotland event commander Chief Inspector Colin Gough said: “While the vast majority of those attending Groove enjoyed the event in a responsible manner, it is disappointing that McLorinan and McGinley thought they could get away with selling drugs on the site.
“In agreement with and with support from our partners, we were very clear in the lead-up to the event that we would not tolerate any drugs at any music festival in the Highlands and hopefully the conviction of these two men reinforces that message ahead of this summer’s events.”
Dougie Brown of Groove said: “As a festival we work closely with Police Scotland and other agencies to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for festival-goers.
“It is disappointing that these two individuals did not listen to the warnings put out ahead of the event with regards to our zero tolerance stance on drugs at the festival, but we must praise the work of Police Scotland, Showsec and vigilant festival goers in reporting their concerns resulting in this conviction.”