Rock n roll of a different kind at Glasgow’s Barrowland

KEEP ROLLING: RollerStop will be at the Barrowlands.
KEEP ROLLING: RollerStop will be at the Barrowlands.

PEOPLE are ready to get rocking and rolling – literally – at one of Scotland’s greatest music venues.

RollerStop – which is on a mission to bring the roller disco back to Scotland – has secured a very special day at the iconic Barrowland venue.

This is a one-off opportunity to roll back the years and roller skate in the Barrowland Ballroom.

There will be three sessions throughout the day on November 30. Skate hire and protective equipment is available, and expert skate marshals will be on hand to help you get rolling.

The first session is for young families and beginners, the second is open for anyone to attend then when night falls it’s over 18s only and the bar will open.

Expect an eclectic mix of disco and party tunes, with a dress code to match!

RollerStop owner Siobhan Lawson said: “This is a very special event which may never be repeated.

“It’s not to be missed – whether you’re new to skates, an experienced roller or keen to relive your youth.

“Tickets are selling out fast. You can book online or at any of our roller disco sessions.”

Rollerstop hold regular Shakedown sessions around the West of Scotland.

These are split in two – the first for families and beginners, while the second is an open session for anyone to go along – generally faster and for older children and adults.

Upcoming dates include:

* Saturday, November 9 – The Magnum Centre, Irvine

* Sunday, November 10 – HubSports, Wellhouse (no second session)

* Sunday, November 17 – Scotstoun Outdoor Hall

* Saturday, November 23 – Time Capsule, Coatbridge (one session, no lessons)

* Sunday, November 24 – Scotstoun Outdoor Hall

Siobhan said: “Roller skating is a great way to keep fit and it’s fun for people of all ages.

“It’s the pefect activity for families to get a bit more active in a safe, comfortable environment, with expert instructors, skate hire and protective equipment.

“It was very popular in the 80s and then seemed to disappear – but we’re on a mission to get everyone back on a roll!”

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