Rock For MND Scotland – Saturday 14th September at Grant Hall, Rothes – 8 pm

A Rock for MND Scotland gig is taking place on Saturday the 14th of September, which follows on from the success of last year’s. It is being held in the Grant Hall in Rothes and is to fundraise for MND Scotland, a charity that gives support and care to those affected by MND, as well as funding research into treatment.

Motor neurone disease is a rare, life-limiting condition that affects the brain and nervous system, and is currently incurable.  It mainly affects older people in their 60s and 70s, but adults of any age are vulnerable to it. The cause of MND is also still unknown.

A photo of three students on stage playing electric guitar and bass guitar.

Fraser, Rowan and Sorcha will be playing at this year’s Rock for MND Scotland gig.

The head of fundraising at MND Scotland, Iain McWhirter, said about the gig:

I’d like to thank all of the organisers and partners of the Rock for MND event for all they are doing to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease and funds for MND Scotland.  Last year, their event raised an incredible £1,854 to help fund our vital services and to power cutting-edge MND research. We’re grateful for the ongoing support  of the local community in Moray, and we wish the organisers the very best in making this year’s event as successful as the last.”


The musicians playing are the Fireflies, MacTa and students from Moray Music Lessons. The gig is in the memory of a man from Craigellachie called James Combe, who was a friend of the members of the Fireflies, who battled MND.

callum mcleod, singer of macta music elgin

MacTa’s singer, Callum McLeod

As well as to raise money for MND Scotland, this concert is also to give young musicians a chance to perform, so the students of Moray Music Lessons are playing. It will be a chance to give them experience and a way to build confidence in live performance.

Tickets are available in the following places:


Sound and Vision, Elgin

McColl’s, Rothes

The Gather’n, Aberlour

L & C McBain, Dufftown

All tickets are priced £10.


Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you there!


Article by Sorcha Thompson