A SHOW by controversial comedian Roy “Chubby” Brown at a Highland venue has been cancelled amid a public outcry.

A two-night gig was booked at Strathpeffer Pavilion for August next year to raise funds for the historic building.

But the trust that owns the venue told the Press & Journal that they were calling off the event due to a “booking misjudgement”.

It adds to a number of cancellations in recent years for the comic. 

CEO and chairman Fraser Mackenzie said of the cancellation: “Over the last couple of days, a number of the trustee directors have been approached by members of the community expressing real concerns regarding the language and material associated with this individual’s show.

“Having listened to the comments and taken some time to reflect on the appropriateness of this type of performance within a venue with so much status and history, the board of directors has reviewed its decision and cancelled the booking.

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“It has also removed all references from its online and social media presence.

“The trust places extremely high regard on what its supporting community says and feels, not to do so would go against the very foundations of the organisation.

“We hope this one-off booking misjudgment does not affect the way people view the trust or the historic venue itself and that they will continue to support our voluntary efforts and future events.”

Brown’s manager blamed the Strathpeffer cancellation on “snowflakes”, while fans also criticised the decision on social media.

Brown’s tour manager Ritchie Hoyle said the show was cancelled “out of the blue” and blamed it on “snowflakes”.

He added: “The only people who would be in the venue are those who know exactly what Roy is and see it for nothing else but comedy.

“We don’t wish to offend, just please don’t come. If you can’t hear it you can’t be offended.”