SIR Paul McCartney has come to the aid of the families of two Scottish island teenagers caught up in the Manchester bomb attack in a gesture described as both “amazing” and “poignant” by the parents.
The ex-Beatle was moved by the plight of schoolgirls Laura MacIntyre and Eilidh MacLeod from Barra in the Outer Hebrides who were both attending their first big pop concert.
Eilidh, 14, was one of 22 people killed in the attack at Manchester Arena.
Laura, 15, has bravely returned to the island’s Castlebay Community School after spending many weeks in hospital being treated for serious, and initially, life-threatening injuries.
The pair had travelled to Manchester to see Ariana Grande in concert on May 22 this year when terror struck.
And shortly after the tragedy, Sir Paul donated a special Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 6 Disc Super Deluxe (50th Anniversary Edition) boxset of what many consider the greatest ever album – which he will sign and personalise for the winner of an auction to raise funds for the two families. For more click here