Alex was well known for encouraging young people to become involved, bringing to the fore, a number of well known musicians including Jennifer Forrest and Alan Gardiner. (pictured with Alex, below)
After ten successful years it was with a certain amount of sadness that regulars learned that Alex and Evelyn had decided to sell the Clydesdale Hotel and move to The Farmers Arms in Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. However, the scene had changed over the years and new Chairman, John Anderson decided to introduce dancing to try encouraging a wider audience. Since this was not possible at the Clydesdale Hotel it was reluctantly decided to move the venue, briefly to the Toftcombs Hotel and then to The Municipal Hall in December 1988 where many memorable nights were enjoyed before being marred by the untimely death of John Anderson in 2005. Following this event, the club formed closer links with local accordion based group KODA continuing to emphasise the importance of young musicians taking part. The club changed venue again in 2010 and now meet in Biggar Bowling Club.
Thanks to Peter Rae for the use of many of the photographs used within this website.