A festive event in West Lothian that sold 20,000 tickets has now been cancelled.
Beecraigs Festive Forest learned last week that they would not be granted an entertainment licence for the event at the country park near Linlithgow.
The objection was set out on public health and safety grounds by West Lothian Council and public health experts in NHS Lothian.
The directors of Rowen Events, the company behind proceedings, complain that identical events, The Wondrous Woods and Five Sisters Zoo, were granted licences.
However, The Courier understands that Rowen Events only put in their application for an entertainment licence last month, but had started selling tickets in August.
They hoped to bring 50,000 people from across Scotland to West Lothian but a council insider said: “The fact is if you live or work anywhere where there are protective measures in place – at whatever level – you should not travel to another area to avoid them. The ever-changing…