THOUSANDS of revellers are expected in Stirling next week for the farewell gig of rock band Runrig.

Road closures will be in place for two concerts over Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18, with fireworks set to close the band’s last performance at 11pm on the Saturday.

The concerts are sold out, 45,000 are expected to Stirling’s City Park as the group bring the curtain down on 45 years in the music sector.

The A811 Raploch Road, from its junction with A84 Back O’Hill Road to the B8051 Dumbarton Road, will be closed from 10am on the Friday until 8am on Sunday. Residents of Ballengeich Road will be unable to turn left into Raploch Road during this period.

The Raploch Road, from its junction with Huntly Crescent again to the Back O’Hill Road, will also be closed from 10am on Friday until 1am on Saturday and again from 10am that morning until 1am on Sunday.

A 720metre stretch of Dumbarton Road will also be closed for a maximum of 20 minutes between 11pm and midnight on both evenings.

The pedestrian footway immediately adjacent to the A84 Millennium Way and Raploch Road roundabout will also be shut.

Emergency services will have access to these roads throughout.

Those heading to the concert are being advised that all motorway traffic is directed to come off the M9 at Junction 10 Craigforth.

The A84 is the only road available to access the venue, a temporary trackway will be in place to help if it is raining.

The main car park, open between 1pm and 1am, will have a capacity of around 3,500 while the campsite car park adds a further 1,300 spaces.

A drop-off and collection point will be available at the Castleview park and ride facility, off the roundabout on the A84.

Nine per cent of tickets were sold overseas and people are expected to travel from Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada, Germany and Scandinavia for the event.