Alyn Smith MP and Bruce Crawford MSP have expressed their support for an exciting online St Andrew’s Day festival, planned by local Stirling events organisation Ceangail.

‘The Frontline Festival Scotland’ will be supported by over 30 Scottish artists, live streamed over social media on November 30th – St Andrew’s Day.

The organisers have bagged top-talent to oversee the day’s proceedings, with BBC Radio 1 stars Kathryn Wilson and Fat hosting.

The event will be free to watch, and aims to fundraise for Scotland’s emergency services who have done a power of work to keep people safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, Scottish Police Benevolent Fund, Scottish Fire and Rescue Family Support Trust and the Scottish Ambulance Service Endowment Trust all stand to benefit from the JustGiving fundraiser associated with the event.

Bruce Crawford MSP said:
‘Stirling has been home to some fantastic live-events in recent years, and I’m sure fans will be very grateful to organisers at Ceangail for keeping the show on the road, albeit digitally, in the era of COVID-19.

‘St Andrew’s Day celebrations this year will be different to how we’ve known them in the past, but I hope The Frontline Festival Scotland will share the very best of up-and-coming Scottish talent, and connect Scottish diaspora across the globe.’

MP Alyn Smith said:
‘Here’s a cracking Stirling-based organisation, who are pulling together an online cultural celebration to a global audience for St Andrew’s Day – that really is Stirling and Scotland at its best.

‘The live entertainment industry has been hit hard from Covid, and they absolutely deserve support. Events such as these help keep the festival-scene alive and spirits up in what will be a very different St Andrews Day celebration. I commend the organisers, especially for raising money for a worthwhile cause.’

Notes:

A Facebook Event provides further event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/ceangail/the-frontline-festival-scotland/353168125645100/

The link to an official press release confirming the presenters:
https://pressat.co.uk/releases/radio-1-presenting-duo-to-host-frontline-festival-scotland-4df96687297ad8c8060f7588a05fc25c/