Irn-Bru Carnival to close after three days due to new restrictions

The popular event was cancelled in 2020 after the venue was transformed into the NHS Louisa Jordan.

Irn-Bru Carnival to close after three days due to new restrictions Website

Glasgow’s Irn-Bru Carnival will close after just three days after restrictions were introduced in a bid to slow the spread of the new coronavirus variant. 

The popular event confirmed it was going ahead last week after being forced to cancel in 2020 when it’s venue, the Scottish Events Campus (SEC), was transformed into the NHS Louisa Jordan hospital in response to the pandemic.

Due to run from December 22 to January 16, the event will now open for just three days up until December 24 after the Scottish Government introduced new Covid restrictions on Tuesday. 

Under new restrictions, indoor public events are to be limited to 100 people standing or 200 seated from December 26 for at least three weeks. 

Greg Cherry, managing director of QD Events, said: “This is a devastating blow for the Carnival and, having been closed last year while the SEC became NHS Louisa Jordan, we were all looking forward to welcoming people back and opening our doors again. 

“We know that the Carnival is a huge part of Christmas for many families in Glasgow and the West of Scotland and we understand that people will be disappointed. 

“We will now focus on planning an extra special event for 2022.”

Tickets for the carnival remain on sale for December 22, 23 and 24 and those who have purchased tickets for December 26 onward will be contacted.