Dundee City Council has today (25 Feb) announced that the 2021 Dundee Flower and Food Festival will take place virtually in order to comply with COVID-19 safety measures.
The decision has been taken after careful consideration and puts the safety of staff, volunteers and attendees first.
The news means that the Dundee Flower and Food Festival will take place virtually for a second year in a row due to the pandemic.
Councillor Anne Rendall, Convener of Neighbourhood Services, said: “It’s unfortunate that we can’t return to the popular and familiar sight of around 18,000 people visiting Camperdown over the September weekend, but I think we all know that it’s for the best.
"Last year’s Virtual Flower and Food Festival proved to be successful and showcased a lot of the city and region’s great gardening, cooking, baking and floral exploits. I know that this will be the case again this year and I urge residents to get involved if they can.
"The news will be a disappointment to many, who have loyally attended and followed the Festival over the years, but this is another sign that it is important we all follow the latest COVID-19 guidance and return to normality safely.
"If we comply with the guidance, then hopefully it will be safe for 2022’s event to return, in person, next year."
The 2020 Virtual Dundee Flower and Food Festival took place on the website and through the festival’s Twitter and Facebook channels. The same is planned to take place this year between Friday 3rd and Sunday 5th September 2021.