A CLACKS radio presenter's popular show is looking to keep alive the memory of an iconic Scottish pop singer.

Steve Mac, who presents Rollermania each Friday night on Tillicoultry-based Forth Valley Radio, recently hosted a special show to pay tribute to Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown.

Les passed away suddenly on April 20 and fans around the world, including many who tune into Steve's show, have been mourning his death since.

On Friday, April 28, Steve welcomed the band's former drummer Derek Longmuir as well as his late brother Alan's widow Eileen to the Tilly studio for what was a poignant show on air.

Steve admitted that it was a "very difficult and emotional show to do", starting with a minute's silence.

The radio presenter said: "He was one of the icons of the 70s.

"He replaced a guy called Nobby [Gordon Clark] in the band and when Les came in to take over as the lead singer, the band just went through the roof.

"They were massive in America, massive in Japan; 70,000 people at the airport waiting on the Bay City Rollers coming off a plane.

"Now it's all down to my show on a Friday night to keep it all going; I've got people setting alarm clocks at 4am in Japan to listen to my show.

"I've got requests coming in from Sweden, Finland, Germany, Holland, Japan, Australia, America – it's massive.

"And last week, the amount of listeners we had was phenomenal.

"It was great to have Derek and Eileen Longmuir in the studio with me, it was so appropriate that they were in in the week Les had died."

Just a week before his sudden death, legendary singer Les was promoting an extensive tour for Bay City Rollers, who were elevated to worldwide teen pop idol popularity in the 1970s.

Many called them the "tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh"

"I was meant to be going on tour with Bay City Rollers and Les McKeown; I had become good friends with Les and I was going to be doing the warm-up act before they came on the stage", Steve continued.

"I was meant to be meeting him on Wednesday in Edinburgh but he passed away on the Tuesday.

"Bay City Rollers fans from all over the world who listen to my show, there's thousands and thousands of them every Friday; some of them are really upset because they grew up with Les and his band.

"My show brings back their teenage years."

Steve Mac's show Rollermania goes live on air every Friday night at 8pm – listeners can visit forthvalleyradio.co.uk to tune in and relive the heyday of the band.