A QUIET village is set to have the most rocking and raucous of the area's music scene unleashed on it this August.

Bonhill band veteran Tommy Weir and his festival KillinRocks in Stirlingshire will be held on August 31, for the second year running with all profits going to charity.

Tommy's dad, Tam, came up with the idea after he was diagnosed with cancer last year and enlisted his son to get his contacts in the Dumbarton and Vale scene to play the gig.

Tommy told the Reporter: "It's all local bands from Dumbarton and the Vale, my mum and dad moved to Killin about four or five years ago and my dad really misses the music scene here.

"It was a cracking success last time, we raised over �6,000 - we were delighted that we were able to raise so much money for the Beatson.

"This year we're not sure who the charity will be, my dad's looking at other cancer charities though so that another charity gets a chance too." Twenty-five acts are appearing at the event, in Killin's McLaren Hall, with some of the area's leading lights involved including Holy Pistol Club and Have Mercy Las Vegas.

Tommy, 32, has been playing music since school and his band Dirty/Clean will be one of the acts tearing up the stage on the night. He added: "My dad was a big influence on me, he plays guitar and it was always lying around the house, his records were always there to listen to as well. I started gigging as soon as I could play a few chords, and I've been doing it ever since. For me, I'm just happy to be involved in something like this with my dad, it's pretty special.

"I can't thank the bands who are involved enough. It should be another great night, they don't get a lot of things going on through there every week.

"Last year we had a great turnout from people making the trip from around here as well. You can camp behind the venue the night before and the night of the gig, some did that last year." Tickets for the event are currently being printed but details of how to buy and cost will be up soon on the festival's Facebook page - www.facebook.com/pages/Killin-Rocks.