T in the Park could be at risk

T in the Park 2015 could be at risk after a protected species was found at the festivals Strahallan Park venue.

Ospreys, a ‘schedule 1’ protected species, have been spotted nesting on the Strathallan estate in Perthshire.

There are only around 200 breeding pairs of the bird left in Britain, and disturbing them can result in six months in prison or a £5,000 fine.

A spokesperson for the festival said: “We can confirm that Osprey have returned to Strathallan.”

While pledging to “liaise with the relevant organisations to ensure the protection of the birds”, the spokesperson added: “We’d also like to assure fans that the festival will go ahead.

“The decision on our planning application will still be made in May and we remain confident that the event will take place at Strathallan.”

This year’s festival is due to take place from July 10 to 12.

Kasabian, The Libertines and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been booked to headline T in the Park 2015.

David Guetta, Avicii, The Prodigy, alt-J, Sam Smith, Jessie J and more are also due to appear at the Scottish festival in July.