ONE of Scotland’s most iconic bands will take centre stage in Renfrewshire this weekend.

Music lovers are in for a treat as Big Country (pictured above) perform at Paisley Town Hall on Friday night.

Providing an added bonus as the support act will be Skids.

The event is being staged in support of the Paisley-based Loud n Proud rock school.

A spokesperson for LNP Promotions said: “Both bands are passionate performers of spirited music, woven through with words that matter.

“Yet Big Country and Skids have never performed together on the same bill. That day has now arrived.”

Formed in Dunfermline more than 35 years ago, Big Country enjoyed a string of hits in the 1980s and have retained a cult following in the years since.

The band’s music became recognisable for mixing Scottish folk with powerful, guitar-driven sounds.

Their biggest hits include Fields Of Fire, which reached the UK’s top ten, and In a Big Country, which was a top 20 hit in both the UK and the USA.

Tragically, lead singer Stuart Adamson was found dead in a hotel room in Hawaii in 2001 but the band remain one of Scotland’s most popular touring acts.

Adamson was also a founder member of Skids, whose punk rock and new wave sound attracted a loyal following.

Tickets for Friday’s show are sold out.