I tried to capture on video as much from the day as I could and put together a short clip of the days proceedings for the people who couldnt make it, Its not very professional but I hope it captures the day well enough for people to enjoy.
A new program by STV in partnership with The Scottish Sun and Real Radio is due to be aired later this year.
Scotlands Greatest Album will feature 3 tracks from 70s', 80s', 90s' and the 00s' the 3 winning tracks from each decade will then make the album.
Vewers will get the chance to interactively vote and choose track from the shortlist. Among the 70s' category will be Into The Valley, so Skids fans can tune in and vote!
I have been speaking to some of the production team over the last few weeks and the program will also have a lot of interviews and guests on the show, including Bill Simpson who was recently asked to do a quick interview and chat about Into The Valley and its iconic bassline.
The program is initially schedule to be aired at the beginning of October. You can read the article and more about this programme on the STV website by clicking here, there is also a Facebook page where you can get involved in the big debate! More details and official statements to follow soon...
For those who are unaware, a Big Country fan from Wigan (Gwenda Matthews) has for some time now been coordinating a fundraising project and liaising with Fife Council to have a permanent memorial bench placed in Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline (known locally as The Glen) entirely financed by fans of Stuart Adamson and those bands with which he is synonymous.
The funds include those raised at the last major Skids Fans Gathering for a similar project at that time which was never completed.
The bench has now been manufactured and engraved with several sets of Stuart’s lyrics and fitted with a commemorative plaque.
Following a meeting between Gwenda Matthews and Colin Gourlay with two Council Reps in the Glen on Friday afternoon, they have now determined an agreed date for the unveiling of the bench on Saturday 24th September around 12:00 and a short dedication ceremony will take place at this time in a temporary location to the east of the pond until a permanent location is prepared on the west side of the pond following some new landscaping works to be completed before December 16th 2011 (the tenth anniversary of his passing).
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