Stirling is putting itself firmly at the heart of Scotland’s music scene with The Scribbler’s Picnic Weekender taking place from Friday 17th -Sunday 19th June 2011

Acoustic Revolutions hosted by Crema Central Cafe, No. 2 Baker Street, The Westerton and The Albion Bar, are the latest venues to join in with the largest and most ambitious music festival in Stirling’s history. These venues join The Fubar, Cape, McQ’s, The Crooked Arm and Centre City Soul Club at The King Robert Hotel in hosting fundraising music nights to raise funds for charity The Scribbler’s Picnic on the run up to the self named event on Sunday 19th. Spanning over the course of the weekend, thousands are expected to take part, enjoying music of all genres and raising thousands for charity.

The Crooked Arm and No. 2 Baker Street will also be hosting after parties once the music stops at Stirling County Rugby Club, where the main event is being held.

Organiser Katy Whitelaw is delighted in the support from pubs, clubs and cafes in the area. She said: “We have had a great response from music promoters and licence trade operators in the area keen to get involved and be part of this really special weekend. There is still time to get involved and if there are any other venues out there who want to take part we would love to have you on board.

“As this is the 10th anniversary of the charity, and ten years since my dad ‘The Scribbler’ died, we wanted to make this year extra special and the people of Stirling and Bridge of Allan are key in making that happen. As always they are stepping up to the mark and

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going that extra mile to show their support.”

Full details of The Scribbler’s Picnic Weekender will be available on the website and on our facebook page in the next week.

Funds from the weekend will be donated equally between five cancer charities – Strathcarron Hospice, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Macmillan Cancer Support, Maggies Centre Glasgow and CHAS. And many more groups and charites in the area will benefit by coming along to fundraise for themselves at the main event.

On Sunday June 19th music fans will flock to Stirling to see hundreds of talented performers entertain over seven stages. This year the well established Fubar Main Stage, Tolbooth Stage, Folk Room, Random Rhythms Rock Tent and Acoustic Cafe will be joined by the RoXJAM stage and the Good Vibrations Dance Room. A full line up will be available in the coming days.

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The Scribbler’s Picnic will also host the Scotmid Performance Stage featuring displays from local dance and fitness groups, stalls, beer tent and much more to be announced. Festival goers are reminded they can take part in a special wall of rememberance, for a small donation leaving a message about a loved one lost to cancer or for someone who has beated the disease. They are being encouraged to bring along a photo to put alongside their message and this will keep an emphasise on why the day is important to many people affected by cancer.


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MUSIC NEWS Scotland was born 12 years ago when dial up broadband was still around and desktop pc’s ruled. So we did what had been done since 220 AD in China and every month put ink on a printing plate, ran some paper over it and hey presto MNS was published (okay it was a wee bit more involved than that, but the basic principle was the same!) Move on to 2011 with high speed broadband and access to the www everywhere and the future was catching up with us rapidly. The volume of information flowing into MNS HQ was more than our monthly issue could cope with, and more and more Scottish music stories of great value were being spiked (an old press term not a dodgy drink). Reaching our vast number of readers in every conceivable nook and cranny of Scotland has always been a challenge monthly but to do that more often was physically not feasible. So we have doffed oor tam o’ shanter to the future and MNS is now a weekly digital publication, and not only weekly now but twice the number of pages than our old printed friend! Along with our weekly GIGguide and FESTIVALS! supplement we are now producing 72 pages of Scottish music news (and only music news) each and EVERY week:) We remain as true as ever to our launch roots of 8 years ago though - MUSIC NEWS Scotland supports all Scottish bands and performers no matter what style of music you’re involved in. Our aim is to circulate music industry news and to help to raise the profile of musicians and improve communications between genres. To help achieve this copies of MUSIC NEWS Scotland are emailed to key industry contacts throughout the UK. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years and please raise a glass to our digital future with you all. Thanks for your support, The MNS team!
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