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Bay City Rollers visit Sense Scotland


Service users and staff at Sense Scotland got an early Christmas surprise when Bay City Rollers popped in for a bit of a Shang-A-Lang.

Singer Les McKeown, guitarist Stuart ‘Woody’ Woods and bassist Alan Longmuir took some time out from their come-back tour and rolled in to see us at TouchBase Glasgow.

Dressed as Santa and laden with Christmas hampers, the tartan trio stayed for a sing-a-long and posed for selfies with our staff and service users.

‘Everyone is buzzing’

Renowned for their tartan-clad outfits and lively songs, such as ‘Shang-A-Lang’ and ‘Bye Bye Baby’, the Bay City Rollers were one of the most popular bands of all times, selling 100 million albums in the 70s.

As soon as the popular Shang-A-Lang was played, the whole of TouchBase was literally rocking.

Margaret MacKenzie, project co-ordinator said: ‘Many of our guys wouldn’t know who they were. But as soon as they started singing, they knew their songs immediately.’

Carer, David Withers, said: ‘They have brought a lot of joy by coming here. Everyone is buzzing.’

Read more about the Bay City Rollers’ surprise Santa visit to Sense Scotland in the Scottish Sun newspaper.