ALLOA will step back in time to the 1970s with a fundraising night in the Baths Hall later this month.

Dr Martens and platforms, drinking your carry-out by the railway and hoping for good luck at the end of the night were typical features of an evening at the Baths Hall Disco.

And people will have the chance to relive those decades-old moments on Saturday, August 24, at the Weir Pumps Social Club on Church Street with the "legend" DJ Disco Tam Hunter (pictured).

The Baths Hall Disco Reunion night will start at 7pm with tickets priced at £10 and proceeds will go toward the establishment of a social enterprise in the town.

The Look Aboot Ye Coffee Shop is being set up by Jackie McPherson and volunteers.

Plans are to incorporate a wellbeing suite or "feel good rooms" into the premises with hopes it will open in a few months on Candleriggs.

Jackie was looking to bring the disco back for one night as it was a staple of nightlife for young people at the time and he hopes it will resonate with many native to the area.

He said: "The Baths Hall Disco, in its day, was for a lot of people in Alloa a major part of their formative years.

"A typical night for most teenagers before they came to [the baths] was: get their carry-out and get their best gear on, whether that be a Harrington jacket or a Crombie, a Ben Sherman shirt or a Bay City Rollers shirt, Steeple's trousers and Birmingham bags.

"You'd either go down the railway or up Hawkhill Woods and drink your carry-out and a packet of chewing gum [in case] they asked to smell your breath at the door.

"It was 50p to get in and the legend DJ Disco Tam Hunter [was behind the decks], his mum and dad were on the door actually.

"Then let the disco start with music with Slade, Bay City Rollers, Mud, The Sweet and T. Rex."

He added: "This is a total throwback to what we had done as kids; we'd be in our first year or second year of school."

Each night at the baths would end with a slow dance or moonie.

Jackie continued: "Then, if you are lucky, it's a winch at the bus station, which is no longer there, and if you are not then it's a bag of chips at the Mar Café."

He hopes people will go along and enjoy the night, tickets are available from The Royal Oak in advance or pay at the door.