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Group of the Week: Rollerbeats

More and more people are getting their skates on at rollbeats discos. Picture: John Devlin (140679)

More and more people are getting their skates on at rollbeats discos. Picture: John Devlin (140679)

 

Take a step – or skate – back in time to the 1970s when roller discos were all the rage.

But fashions have a habit of becoming retro and trendy again and it looks roller discos are making a comeback – if even for the novelty value.

Rollerbeats is behind the local interest in the craze and the organisation is expanding due to demand from skaters looking for some fun on four wheels. There are weekly discos in Grangemouth and Bo’ness which are really busy, while Rollerbeats has created other ones in Stirling, Edinburgh, Livingston, Perth and Cowdenbeath.

And while people are using the discos for pleasure, businesses and individuals are also getting in on the act and raising money for charities through sponsored skates.

Owner Natasha Reynolds said: “I’ve been amazed at the support we’ve received since starting up in Stirling a year ago. When people are raising money for charity we are counting up the distance they are doing and hope to do as many miles it takes to reach the moon.”

WHO: Rollerbeats

WHERE: Grangemouth and Bo’ness

WHEN: Every week

CONTACT: Natasha Reynolds, 07866 553 329, or e-mail info@rollerbeats.co.uk

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