THE promoters behind the recent Runrig farewell gigs in Stirling have donated a four figure sum to the local authority to support young people.

LCC Live handed over a cheque for £5,000 with the money going towards a legacy fund to support hospitality and event management skills for local young people.

Directors Les and Clair Kidger presented the donation to Councillors Susan McGill and Maureen Bennison.

Cllr McGill, convener of the Children and Young People Committee, said: “The success of the Runrig concerts has really put City Parks on the map as an attractive venue for hosting major events.

“Stirling Council enjoyed working closely with LCC Live to help make the Runrig concerts happen and the estimated £7.25million benefit to the local economy was a huge boost for the city.

“This donation from LCC Live will be used to help give local young people the skillsets to help Stirling host more events of this type in the future.”

Mr Kidger added: “LCC Live is committed to investing in the future of young people.

“This donation will be managed by Stirling Council to give local young people an opportunity to gain the skills needed to work in the hospitality and event industry.

“When hosting large-scale events and concerts like Runrig’s ‘The Last Dance’, we try where possible, to employ young people as a means of giving them experience and confidence to pursue a future career in the industry.”