A MONTHLY music club in Stirling founded by a former Clacks schoolteacher is set to return this weekend.

Central Scotland Song Club, based at Slanja A Va, formerly Kilted Kangaroo, is held on the last Sunday of every month.

The club launched in 2023, welcoming a featured artist to play original music interspersed with some classic cover versions and also hosting between 12 to 14 local artists from across Forth Valley.

Despite only being launched last year, the song club reported a hugely successful first year, prompting a return for 2024.

The club was co-founded by Bazza Mills, a former Lornshill Academy teacher turned concert photographer, and has already attracted a plethora of Clacks musical talent including The Gator, Martin Mullady and Kieran Fisher.

For 2024, Slanja A Va has had a major rebrand as Stirling’s premier live music venue, investing in a new sound system and stage.

Barry Honeyman, club co-founder and local musician, said: “It’s been a pleasure to see the club growing into one of the most important monthly dates for musicians across the Forth Valley.

“It’s an honour to play a small part in the growing live music scene in Stirling and be joined by friends and co-founders Bazza Mills, a local music photographer, and Paul Rubix, a local musician and DJ.

“This has meant that our combined skills allow us to really support the performers on the day and create an inspiring and entertaining creative event.”

Jamie Coleman will feature as the lead artist this Sunday, joined by local artists Melanie Glencross, Jodie Differ, Dave Stewart, Corin Sings and The Gator.

For more info, visit Stirling Song Club on Facebook.