A FAMILY-FRIENDLY festival received the green light from Stirling Council.

Doune the Rabbit Hole will go ahead once again at Cardross Estate over three days this July with ive music, stalls, family fun as well as food and drink.

Big Country, Levellers, This is the Kit and Akala will be some of the acts playing while the family area will host a tent for you young ones alongside a free craft table, an imaginary zone as well as a rolling programme of dance and craft pop-ups.

Stirling Council’s Licensing and Environmental Health teams worked with organisers to address issues raised by residents after last year’s event.

Conditions are in place regarding noise levels with an acoustic consultant in place to monitor sound levels throughout the event with the main stage closing at 11pm each night.

Done the Rabbit Hole will take place between Friday and Sunday, July 13 and 15 – in previous years it attracted around 2,000 visitors to the region with an estimated boost of £800,000 to the local economy.

The plans were given the nod by elected members on the Planning and Regulation Panel with convener Councillor Alasdair MacPherson saying: “This is a music festival which can be enjoyed by all the family and will attract a large number of visitors to the area.

“Our officers have met with organisers on a regular basis to work through the concerns and issues raised through a small number of complaints and provide reassurance to local residents.”

Fellow panel member Cllr Evelyn Tweed added: “The organisers of the festival have conducted a belts and braces approach to dealing with the problems raised by residents and have put in a lot of work to provide reassurance on planning concerns.

“I feel this festival will provide a huge economic boost to the area and hope to see it flourish in the future.”