GEORGE Bowie will be playing a special set for the children who were due to attend the famous Glasgow Taxi Outing.

For the second year running, the Glasgow Taxi Outing Fund is unable to take the city's children to Troon, so is bringing Troon to the children - with the help of the Glasgow DJ who is, a long-standing supporter of the trip.

The annual taxi trip should be taking place a week today, however, has been cancelled due to Covid restrictions, as it was last year.

Instead, the charity will bring a host of entertainment via its social media channels to the hundreds of children who would otherwise have made the trip, from 10am-4pm on June 16.

The entertainment will include a special DJ set from George Bowie, "From A Balcony To Beyond".

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Bowie has made the trip to Troon in person for countless years to help entertain the youngsters - and is backing it again in its lockdown format.

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Stephen Lalley, of the Glasgow Taxi Outing Fund, said: "This is an outstanding gesture from George but no surprise to anyone at the charity given his years of supporting the trip and entertaining thousands of delighted children during that period. Everyone connected to the charity thanks him for his unrelenting support.

"We'd love even more famous Glasgow faces to send the children a quick video message of support which we can play to them during the day - let's keep them smiling and give them even more magical memories to enjoy."

Anyone who can send a video message of support for the children should do so before June 15 by WhatsApp to the Glasgow Taxi Outing Fund on 07986 759533.