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Community / Plenty raised for MND charity as outdoor event brings back live music

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MORE than £2,500 – and counting – has been raised for the fight against Motor Neurone Disease following a family-friendly live music event at the weekend.

A host of bands and music artists turned to perform at the outdoor Pigstock festival, which was held at the Outpost in Burra on Saturday in aid of charity.

Peter Wood (right) and Andy Kain playing their first ‘real life’ gig in 18 months.

The all-day private event saw many local bands – from Odessa and Peter Wood to metal acts Yun and Ten Tonne Dozer – perform live for the first time since the pandemic struck last spring.

The evening’s damp weather did not put off guests soaking up what for many was their first taste of live music in well over a year.

There was also time for the customary Pigstock eating competition.

With greatly eased Covid restrictions, Saturday saw a glut of live music on offer in Shetland.

Rack N’ Ruin performed an outdoor gig in Yell while Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham played a seated show at Mareel in Lerwick.

Meanwhile this coming Saturday (28 August) a number of acts – including the The Fiction and First Foot Soldiers – will play outdoors at a family-friendly event at the Clickimin in Lerwick between 11am and 5pm.

One of the Pigstock organisers Dave Kok serving up one of the first drinks of the day.

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