Sport / Gazza to head north for Lerwick event

Former footballer Paul Gascoigne.

FORMER football star Paul Gascoigne – aka Gazza – is set to head north for an event in Lerwick later this year.

The retired England footballer, who played for the likes of Rangers and Spurs, will recount stories from his life and career at the Clickimin Leisure Complex on Friday 2 August as part of a wider tour.

Ticket details for An Evening With Paul Gascoigne will be released soon.

Gazza started his professional career with Newcastle United in the mid 1980s before joining Tottenham Hotspur.

In 1992 he headed to Italy to play for Lazio, with Gascoigne then joining 54-time Scottish league winners Rangers to help them towards their nine-in-a-row dominance of the 1990s.

After spending three years in Glasgow Gazza headed back to England to play for Middlesborough, Everton and Burnley.

During his career he racked up nearly 60 caps for England, playing at World Cups and scoring that famous goal against Scotland at Euro 96.

He is also known for his life off the pitch, from his sense of humour to his problems with alcohol, although Gazza is said to be in good health at the moment.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.

Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.

Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has  over 600 supporters  who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.

Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -

  • Bring you the headlines as they happen;
  • Stay editorially independent;
  • Give a voice to the community;
  • Grow site traffic further;
  • Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.

If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.



Subscribe to a selection of different newsletters from Shetland News, varying from breaking news delivered on the minute, to a weekly round-up of the opinion posts. All delivered straight to your inbox.

Daily Briefing Newsletter Weekly Highlights Newsletter Opinion Newsletter Life in Shetland Newsletter

JavaScript Required

We're sorry, but Shetland News isn't fully functional without JavaScript enabled.
Head over to the help page for instructions on how to enable JavaScript on your browser.

Your Privacy

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience.
By using our service, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Browser is out-of-date

Shetland News isn't fully functional with this version of .
Head over to the help page for instructions on updating your browser for more security, improved speed and the best overall experience on this site.

Interested in Notifications?

Get notifications from Shetland News for important and breaking news.
You can unsubscribe at any time.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

We're committed to ensuring everyone has equitable access to impartial, open and quality local journalism that benefits all residents.

By supporting Shetland News, you play a vital role in ensuring we remain a pivotal resource in supporting the community.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.