FOR THE LOVE OF SCOTLAND’ ADDS NEW NAMES TO INCREDIBLE CHARITY LIVESTREAM


‘FOR THE LOVE OF SCOTLAND’ ADDS FRAN HEALY, KAREN GILLAN

AND SIMON NEIL TO INCREDIBLE CHARITY LIVESTREAM

 

 

NEW NAMES JOIN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SCOTTISH STARS INCLUDING ALAN CUMMING, ANNIE LENNOX, IRVINE WELSH, KT TUNSTALL, MARTIN COMPSTON, NCUTI GATWA, SAM HEUGHAN AND MORE FOR AN EVENING TO REMEMBER

TUNE IN 6-9PM TOMORROW VIA GIGS IN SCOTLAND

#MasksForScotland

 

Bringing an evening of star-studded entertainment to you on Wednesday 22ndApril, ‘For the Love of Scotland’ is set to be an incredible night as it raises money in aid of Masks for Scotland. With an impressive line-up already announced, Scottish stars Fran Healy (Travis), Karen Gillan and Simon Neil(Biffy Clyro) will also join presenter Edith Bowman as she brings viewers a night of heart-warming content in a bid to reach the £200,000 target for the crowdfunding initiative Masks for Scotland. Edith will chat to some of Scotland’s biggest names in film, music, literature and the arts, as well as sharing stories from the public about the community spirit being seen across the country during this difficult time. Set to be a night to remember, ‘For the Love of Scotland’ will bring together an evening of entertainment and appreciation as Bowman and her guests give thanks to medical staff across Scotland.

‘For the Love of Scotland’s’ incredible A-list talent includes: Alan Cumming,Ally McCoist, Annie Lennox, Blue Rose Code, Sir Chris Hoy, Fran Healy (Travis), Ian Rankin, Irvine Welsh, Jack Lowden, James McAvoy, Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie, Jean Johansson, Judy Murray, Karen Gillan, KT Tunstall, Lauren Mayberry (CHVRCHES), Lorne Balfe, Mark Bonnar, Martin Compston, Ncuti Gatwa, Peter Capaldi, Peter Mullan, Rachel Sermanni, Richard Rankin, Sam Heughan, Sam McTrusty (Twin Atlantic), Sanjeev Kohli, Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) and Stuart Murdoch (Belle and Sebastian).

Don’t miss out, set a reminder for the Facebook Live here.

Fran Healy from the much-loved Scottish band Travis will join the outstanding bill of Scottish musicians already lined up for Wednesday night’s show, as well as Simon Neil from the rock trio Biffy Clyro. Plus, actress and filmmaker Karen Gillan is a fantastic new addition to the charity livestream that viewers can enjoy from the comfort of their own home.

The Masks for Scotland crowdfunding initiative was founded by Professor Jill Belch of the University of Dundee, in response to the urgent need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for community frontline medical teams across Scotland. 100% of the money raised will fund the provision of PPE for key workers across the country, and with Masks for Scotland already raising over £80,000 in just over a week, the first orders of PPE are set to arrive in Scotland this week.

Professor Jill Belch said, “I’d like to thank the people of Scotland, and everyone from around the world, for donating so we can protect those who protect us. I’d also like to thank the Scottish Government for their support. They have told us that they want to do all they can to support our appeal and ensure it achieves maximum effect. I hope you all enjoy the show on Wednesday!”

Creator and host Edith Bowman said, “For the Love of Scotland will be three hours of people coming together through music, prose, comedy, conversation and thanks, featuring both plenty of well-known faces and members of the public. I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am to all the people who are helping us out and giving up their time. Now we just have to do it!”

Tune into an evening with all the biggest stars in Scotland on Wednesday 22ndApril from 6pm – 9pm on Gigs In Scotland’s social channels. Viewers can watch the livestream on Gigs In Scotland Facebook or YouTube, where they can expect musical performances from the iconic Annie Lennox, who will be performing a special rendition of a traditional Scottish song. Plus, performances from Fran Healy (Travis), KT Tunstall, Rachel Sermanni, Sam McTrusty (Twin Atlantic), Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro) and Stuart Murdoch (Belle and Sebastian), alongside chats with some of Scotland’s biggest sporting stars Ally McCoist, Sir Chris Hoy and Judy Murray. Viewers will also be in store for a preview of author Ian Rankin’s unreleased book as he treats them to an excerpt from his new novel, as well as a bedtime story from Peter Mullan. Actor Alan Cumming is joining in on the fundraising livestream and is set to keep viewers highly entertained with a singalong to a song he has written to keep everyone’s spirits high during lockdown!

Join Edith Bowman for a night to remember in an unmissable show of support for the country’s community frontline staff, as ‘For the Love of Scotland’ aims to deliver crucial PPE to key medical workers across the country.

‘For the Love of Scotland’ is asking fans to submit stories showcasing Scotland’s incredible community spirit throughout lockdown – whether that be anecdotes from the last few weeks, hero shout outs, or even a dance. Submit stories, pictures and videos here.

You can also show your support for Masks for Scotland and those carrying out exceptional work in this unprecedented time by donating directly here.

Tune into the Facebook Live here.

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