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Skatetown comes to Edinburgh

Roller skates
Jolene Faber

A retro revival is coming your way: the roller disco is making a comeback. A craze that started in the US in the 70s, the nightclub on wheels hit these shores and had their heyday in the 1980s. Those of a certain vintage will remember Coasters, Edinburgh’s very own hotspot for a night on the quad wheels.

If you fancy harking back to a time of Farrah Fawcett hair, glitterballs, 'Boogie Nights' and loud patterned shirts, check out Roller Stop’s monthly Saturday night events at Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Stadium.

The first session is great for families and beginners to the wheels so they can get their (ball)bearings. Session two is for adults and lets those with a bit more experience show off their moves and learn some tricks with activities like slalom and speed-skating too.

We’re hearing these are great nights under the disco lights. Sequins and co-ordinated finger pointing to 'The Hustle’ optional.  

Roller Stop’s next Edinburgh event is on Saturday March 14. Sessions 6-7.30pm and 7.30-9pm. Prices £6/£4 concessions. See for full details and info on locations around the central belt. 

See more things to do in Edinburgh from Time Out.