A POPULAR event has been postponed due to weather conditions.

Springfest is one of Scotland's largest food and drink festivals and takes place annually at Loch Lomond Shores.

The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8.

However, it has since been rescheduled to Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 due to high winds being forecast.

Audrey Calder from Loch Lomond Shores said: “We are devastated that we have had to postpone Springfest but, ultimately, the safety of all those involved, and our festival attendees is the most important factor.

“We can cope with pretty much all weather conditions, but wind is one where we just can’t compromise. 

"Our loch-side location is spectacular but it also means that we are exposed when high winds occur. 

"Our festival is made up of many temporary structures that are not built to withstand winds of the forecast magnitude.

“Given all this, the only thing to do is postpone this popular festival and hope for kinder weather on the 18th and 19th of May, when all our vendors, entertainment, activities and demonstrations planned for this weekend, will be here for a delayed Springfest.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this change may cause to those planning to visit us this weekend but, we also hope that it will assure them that their safety is of paramount importance to us.”