A SPECIAL night took place in the Wee County last weekend as people gathered to remember a remarkable young man.

Saturday night saw the Live It For Calum concert take place at Alloa Town Hall in memory of Calum Turner, who died in January 2021.

Organised by his sister Kate, bands The Somethings, Bad Influence and Nae Danger all performed as people from all across Clacks raised money and enjoyed live music in Calum's memory.

Kate told the Advertiser: “It was really good, I was so worried that people wouldn’t enjoy it or wouldn’t turn up but it was packed. Everyone enjoyed it, I think it was a success. I couldn’t have planned it any better, everything went like clockwork on the night.

“It was really good because people were on the dancefloor as soon as they came in. It was a great atmosphere. It went from ages 18 right up to 85 so it was good.”

Organised to raise money for Young Lives vs Cancer, Kate was thrilled to raise an amazing £5,243, more than doubling her target of £2,500.

She continued: “It was an emotional night because Calum would have loved it. It was bittersweet because we’re doing it for him but we wish we didn’t have to. He would have been proud and he would have loved it.

“Loads of his friends from school turned up so that was really nice to see them and a couple of teachers from Lornshill came too. There was a good mix of people from the community group, his friends, teachers, my friends and the public too.

“It really was a special night.”

Whether this will become an annual event remains to be seen but Kate is keen to honour her brother every year.

She laughed and said: “It was quite stressful. We’d like to do something next year but I don’t know if it’ll be the same.

“Everyone’s asking when the next one’s going to be so we’ll wait and see.”

Posting on Facebook after the concert, Kate continued: “I wanted to do this to raise money for a charity close to our hearts and to make Calum proud.

“I truly believe Calum was partying with us in spirit last night and would have loved it.

“This money will make such a difference to the lives of young people like Calum who are facing cancer.

“So thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart for helping honour my funny, talented and handsome wee brother.

“This was a night I’ll never forget.”