UK’s highest comedy gig to be held at the peak of Ben Lomond


The UK’s highest ever comedy gig will take place 3196ft above sea level on the summit of Ben Lomond next week.

On bank holiday Monday, 25th May, five award winning Scottish comedians will climb to the top of Scotland’s most southerly Munro.

Once there they will perform a comedy gig to raise money for the Scottish Mountain Rescue and Trossachs Search and Rescue Dogs.


BBC Scotland Scot’s Chris Forbes is one of the performers who will be putting on his walking boots


Gary Little and Mark Nelson – the past two winners of Best Headliner at the Scottish Comedy Awards – will be joined by BBC Scotland Scot Squad’s Chris Forbes, Vladimir McTavish and Alan Anderson.
Gary, Chris and Alan are regular Munro Baggers as is Vladimir, who recently performed an Edinburgh Fringe show about the late Tom Weir.

Until now the highest Mark Nelson has climbed is the stairs at Hampden to watch his beloved Queen of the South.


Vladimir McTavish recently performed an Edinburgh Fringe show about the late Tom Weir


Alan Anderson, who has organised the gig, said: “The idea for the gig came about after meeting the Trossachs team and the dogs at Glasgow Stands Up For The Clutha fundraiser.

“The comics were all shocked that they received no state funding for their worthy work.

“As keen hillwalkers we wanted to do something to raise funds for them, and also those from Scottish Mountain Rescue, who give up their time and put themselves at risk in order to keep us safe when on the hills.”


Gary Little is a regular Munro Bagger


He added: “Bank Holiday Monday is typically the busiest day on Ben Lomond. Hopefully the sun will come out and so will people’s cash.

“The hardest part of the day isn’t going to be making the climbers laugh. Because the gig is outdoors and miles from the nearest power source we have to carry our PA system with up and down the mountain.”

The gig will take place on Monday 25th May at 2pm on the summit of Ben Lomond. No tickets are required, just walk up the mountain and donate some money at the top.