VISITSCOTLAND has described the last-minute cancellation of this weekend's International Tartan Festival as "unfortunate".

The two-day event, scheduled for Glasgow's Thistle Hotel, was called off even as some exhibitors began to set up their stalls.

A Homecoming Scotland 2014 spokeswoman said: "It is unfortunate that the organiser has decided not to go ahead with the proposed International Tartan Festival event."