ORGANISERS of Scotland’s biggest music festival, T in the Park, have revealed a reshuffle of their team following traffic and access problems at last year’s event.

T in the Park director Geoff Ellis apologised last year after traffic delays and congestion at the new site for the weekend rock, pop and dance festival, at its new venue of Strathallan Castle, Perthshire.

The operational team for the festival, which once again will be held at the castle site this year, now includes a new security manager, traffic manager and site management company.

The former T in the Park Police event commander, Colin Brown, has been named security manager, and former road police inspector Ian Martin will take on the role of traffic manager. Both are new positions.

APL Events has been appointed to look after site management when the festival returns to Strathallan Castle from July 8-10.

This week’s announcement comes as part of DF Concerts & Events’s continuing plans to address what it said was “some teething issues” from the 2015 event.

Last year there were reports of traffic problems at the site, long delays entering and leaving the locationsite, with some revellers forced to sleep in their cars and stay on the site.HeraldScotland: Strathallan Castle is floodlit red as it overlooks the campsite at the T in the Park music festival at Strathallan in Perthshire.

Colin Rodger, event manager of T in the Park, said: “We’ve had a full de-brief on the 2015 festival with all relevant agencies, including Police Scotland, Traffic Scotland and Perth and Kinross Council, as well as festival goers and local residents. We have listened to every single comment and we thank everyone for their valuable input.

“We are now focused on delivering the 2016 festival and we know where we need to improve.

“By restructuring the management of key areas, such as the site and security, we will solve issues from last year’s event.”

Mr Martin has worked on the local roads of Perth and Kinross for over 20 years.

He has been involved in the road planning of T in the Park since its first year at Balado, as well as working on other major events throughout Scotland.HeraldScotland: Festival goers at the T in the Park music festival at Strathallan in Perthshire

APL Events specialises in the production of large scale indoor and outdoor music festivals and have worked on some of the UK’s biggest music festivals, including Download and Creamfields.

The festival’s event team are currently working on a “full improvement plan” of solutions which will be revealed in full in the coming months.

Mr Brown said he has worked at the festival for several years and is looking forward to “revamping the security set-up”.

He added: “This year we want to make sure all festival-goers can have fun and feel safe while on site, with security staff fully briefed and the right numbers of staff in the right places. We’re confident we’ll have measures in place so that everyone can haves a great weekend in July.”

Mr Martin added: “I’ll be working closely with organisers and locals to make sure everyone - from festival goers to local residents - have a safe and enjoyable weekend at Strathallan Castle.”.