A MUCH-LOVED Glasgow festival has become the latest event to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The bosses of the IRN-BRU Carnival have confirmed it will not take place as usual this year.

It follows confirmation the Scottish Events Campus (SEC), which hosts the festival, will continue to be used by the NHS Louisa Jordan throughout the winter.

The temporary hospital was established earlier this year in a bid to ease pressure on the city's medical centres during the pandemic. 

Carnival chiefs did look at alternative arrangements but have taken the "difficult decision" to cancel the 2020/21 festival. They remain hopeful of returning in time for the 2021/22 season. 

Glasgow Times:

In a statement, they wrote: "We are disappointed to share that the IRN-BRU Carnival is not able to take place as usual this year. This follows on from the confirmation that the SEC will continue to be in use as NHS Louisa Jordan throughout the winter.

"We have reviewed alternative options, but have not been able to find a solution that will give visitors the Carnival experience you know and love. As such, we have concluded that unfortunately the 2020-21 Carnival cannot go ahead.

"We are of course deeply saddened to be making this announcement, but we hope you understand the reasoning behind it, and that you will join us in wishing the SEC and NHS Louisa Jordan all the best for the coming months.

"Although we are unable to enjoy the Carnival as we wished this year, we will be back in December 2021-January 2022, and we have already started working on our plans to make it a Carnival to remember."