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MOTHERWELL College students have been asked to perform as part of the St Andrew’s Day celebrations at the Wallace Monument near Stirling on Sunday.

The 25 HND music students will a present a variety of solo and duetted Scottish folk pieces.

Scott Cowie, lecturer with the college’s beauty, sport and performing arts department, said: “Being asked to take part in the St Andrew’s Day celebrations at the Wallace Monument is a massive honour for our ambitious students and they are all working extremely hard preparing for this gig.

“The students will be making the most of their time in Stirling. Not only will they gain valuable live performance experience they will also benefit from the filming of a music video inside the monument which will make use of the great acoustics of this historic landmark.”

They will perform outside the visitor reception centre from 11am-3pm, with a further evening performance in the famous William Wallace Bar, in Causewayhead, from 5-8pm on Sunday, December 2.

Matthew McConnell, who will be performing on the day, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for all of us.

“To be performing at the Wallace Monument and William Wallace Bar is amazing and helps us prepare even more for our end of year event at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – it’s just a really exciting time for all of us.”

Motherwell College students are also performing Bad Girls at East Kilbride Arts Centre until Saturday. This is a new British musical, based on characters from the award winning television drama of the same name, set in the fictional HMP Larkhall.

Shows are at 8pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2pm, and tickets costing £9 (£7 concession) are available from the box office on 01355 261000.