Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite has got behind a live show which supports a campaign to save a stone circle, following Glasgow Council plans to remove the Neolithic arrangement in the Sighthill area of the city.
The circle, built in 1979 around the alignment of the stars, is situated in a planned development for Glasgow’s bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Guitarist Braithwaite is the prime mover behind the gig, as his late father was involved in the creation of the circle, which was never quite completed (four stones lie unused as the project was abandoned shortly after Thatcher came to power, amid concerns for local wildlife).
Also playing live on July 27th, at the nearby Platform venue in Easterhouse, are Aidan Moffat, Eugene Kelly and Emma Pollock., Remember Remember, RM Hubbert, and with former Sons and Daughters singer Adele Bethel DJing.
Save the Sighthill Stone Circle tickets, priced £6, are available from Monorail, Tickets Scotland and Platform. As ever with Platform shows, buses (£4) depart from Mono – at 4.30pm, returning at 11pm.
A petition to save the circle is now online.