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Strathallan Castle, graphic © Derek Ferris, via Wikimedia Commons.

Pop Festival to Get the Bird?
Ospreys might play a crucial role in the future of Scotland's largest pop festival - T in the Park

Ospreys have returned to the proposed site of T in the Park festival at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire.

Festival organisers and RSPB Scotland have pledged to work together to safeguard the protected birds.

DF Concerts hopes the ospreys will settle at a new nest further away from the festival site, but accepted that the old nest was now "active".

A spokeswoman said the group was confident the event could still take place at Strathallan. Consultations are ongoing over a planning application to host the annual music festival at the estate, which has drawn a mixed response from locals.

The festival, which attracts over 60,000 fans used to be held at a site near Balado, Kinross, but concerns over an underground oil pipeline has forced the organisers to seek a new venue. The graphic on the left showing the main stage at Balado is via Wikimedia Commons

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Tam O'Ranter
April 2015

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