Annie Lennox, Irvine Welsh, Judy Murray and Sir Chris Hoy join line-up for coronavirus fundraiser

Edith Bowman’s epic livestream fundraiser, For the Love of Scotland, has added even more big names to its glittering line-up.
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Scots stars Annie Lennox, Alan Cumming, Irvine Welsh, Ally McCoist, Annie Lennox, Blue Rose Code and Sir Chris Hoy will join the show on Wednesday 22nd April to raise urgent funds for Masks for Scotland.

Also featuring will be Ian Rankin, Jack Lowden, James McAvoy, Janey and Ashley Godley, Jean Johansson, Judy Murray, KT Tunstall, Lauren Mayberry (Chvrches), Lorne Balfe, Mark Bonnar, Martin Compston, Ncuti Gatwa, Peter Capaldi, Peter Mullan, Rachel Sermani, Richard Rankin, Sam Heughan, Sam McTrusty (Twin Atlantic), Sanjeev Kohli, Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) and Stuart Murdoch (Belle and Sebastian).

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The star-studded evening will include music, literature, poetry and chats with Scotland’s favourite stars, as well as stories submitted from the public about the incredible community spirit being seen across the country during this difficult time. Aiming to help the Masks for Scotland fundraiser reach its target of £200,000, the livestream will provide a night of entertainment as well as convey fans and stars’ thanks to medical staff across Scotland.

Annie Lennox has joined the line-up for fundraiserAnnie Lennox has joined the line-up for fundraiser
Annie Lennox has joined the line-up for fundraiser

The Masks for Scotland crowdfunding initiative was founded by Professor Jill Belch of the University of Dundee, in response to the urgent need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for community frontline medical teams across Scotland. 100% of the money raised will fund the provision of PPE for key workers across the country, and with Masks for Scotland already raising over £80,000 in just over a week, the first orders of PPE are set to arrive in Scotland this week.

Creator and host Bowman said, “For the Love Of Scotland will be three hours of people coming together through music, prose, comedy, conversation and thanks, featuring both plenty of well-known faces and members of the public. I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am to all the people who are helping us out and giving up their time. Now we just have to do it!”

Bowman will host the charity livestream on Gigs In Scotland’s social channels from 6pm-9pm on Wednesday 22nd April. Viewers can tune into the stream on the Gigs in Scotland Facebook or YouTube and enjoy musical performances from a host of famous musicians. Actors and writers from across Scotland will join Bowman for interviews, poetry readings and even a cocktail class.

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With more big names still to be announced, For the Love of Scotland looks set to be a night to remember in an unmissable show of support for the country’s community frontline staff.

To support Masks for Scotland, you can make a donation here.

Tune in to the Facebook live event on Wednesday 22 April here.

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