A SPECIALLY commissioned performance is set to provide the soundtrack for this year's Hogmanay fireworks display at the Wallace Monument.

The pre-recorded BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performance will be a part of the show as the monument provides the backdrop to BBC Scotland’s New Year celebrations.

The performance will feature tracks from Scottish artists such as Hue and Cry, Calvin Harris, Biffy Clyro, Lewis Capaldi and Snow Patrol as a dazzling fireworks display, supported by EventScotland, is set to light up the night sky as Scotland brings in 2022.

Cllr Chris Kane, community planning and regeneration convener at Stirling Council, said: “I’m sure many of us will be quite glad to see the back of 2021 so it’s only fitting that we do it in some style with what is sure to be a spectacular display capped off with an arresting performance from the Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

“I sincerely hope that this will be the last Hogmanay where we have to limit our social interactions for the common good of public health, however, be sure to tune in wherever you are bringing in the bells to see the Wallace Monument lit up in all its splendour.”

The fireworks display will be closed to the public  but it will be live on BBC One Scotland with Edith Bowman from 11.30pm onward.

Gareth Hydes, commissioning editor for BBC Scotland, added: “We are delighted to be working once again with Stirling Council to bring their magnificent fireworks display to our audiences right across Scotland.

“At the end of another challenging year, we know the combination of the visual display from the iconic Wallace Monument, with the soundtrack provided by our own BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will be a fitting way to welcome in 2022.”