Scibbler's Sunday is fast approaching
CENTRAL Scotland's biggest charity music festival - The Scribbler's Picnic will take place this Sunday, June 17 with thousands expected to descend on Stirling for the event.
The event is in its 11th year at the Stirling Rugby Club venue, with eight stages of music, Kilted Kangaroo BBQ, Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, stalls, children's shows - including the biggest bouncy castle in Scotland, crafts and the return of the Scribbler's five-a-side football tournament amongst some of the fun on offer.
Entertainment includes the family-friendly Scribbler's Main Stage, RoXJam young bands stage hosted by the Rock Community Centre, Tolbooth Stage, Random Rhythms Stage, Stirling Folk Club, Good Vibrations Dance Room featuring Centre City Soul Club and Jelly Roll Soul DJs, River (covers) Stage and new additions this year to the festival - stages hosted by local charities So Precious and the Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund.
Organiser Katy Whitelaw said: "We are looking forward to welcoming all our festival friends to the Scribbler's Picnic and hope everyone has a spectacular day. There are lots of great new additions and the firm favourites - there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
"An incredible amount of work goes into organising this event by a very small team of dedicated volunteers. This event is non-profit making and the proceeds will go to help families across Central Scotland, but it is also an inclusive creative community arts event and there is a fantastic array of musicians taking part.
"This is a great tribute to my dad Graham 'the Scribbler', who the event is held in memory of, and I am sure he would appreciate the championing of the new and young bands that this event helps promote. My dad loved music of all genres and we feel proud to be able to carry on his creative spirit in this way."
The event, which has been sponsored by local firm Maxxium, will open at 12noon with Beat That drumming group entertaining the crowds in the main arena. Entertainment will run on the outdoor stages until 8pm with music continuing indoors until 11pm.
Proceeds go to Strathcarron Hospice, Maggie's Forth Valley, Macmillan Cancer Care, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Children's Hospice Scotland.
For full details of the event please visit www.scribblerspicnic.co.uk or visit the charity's facebook page.
Discounted tickets are available from Roadshow Music, The Craigs, Stirling until Saturday at a cost of £8 adults and £4 under 16s (under 5s free). The cost on the gate on the day will be £10 adult/£5 under 16 (under 5s free).
The car park at the rugby club will cost £5 per vehicle with free parking at Wallace High School where a free shuttle taxi service to the site will be provided by Saturn Taxis between 12noon and 4pm.
Katy added: "The car parking caused us a lot of problems last year so we want to encourage people to leave their cars at home and use public transport or park in the Wallace High car park and get the free Saturn Taxis shuttle service along. We also have fewer parking spaces this year as a result of work being carried out on the Rugby Club grounds. We are incredibly grateful to Saturn Taxis for assisting with the free shuttle service as this will be a huge help. Anyone who wants to park at the Rugby Club will have to pay the £5 car park charge so please car share if you have to bring your vehicle along and share the cost."
This article appeared in Allanwater Herald 13 Jun 12
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