Hydro partyon the BBC
Dunblane Hydro had enjoyed its busiest festive season yet with a Hogmanay show broadcast on the BBC.
Visitors from all over the world attended over Christmas and New Year.
The entertainment programme included the first public performance by the `newly-formed’ Dunblane Male Voice Choir under the baton of Mr T Turnbull.
On Christmas Eve, guests were charmed by the singing of Dunblane Cathedral Junior Choir, conducted by Mr J Fleming Lamb and assisted by Douglas Scott.
Regular Hydro entertainers also provided the cabaret with the help of local favourites and hotel regulars, the Jim Macleod Band.
The Observer said: `The Hogmanay Ball in the Hydro featured David Horne and his band and at midnight the BBC Radio Party went on the air on Radio One, Two and Four with Jim MacLeod and his Band, Roberto Cardinale, Anne and Laura Brand, Mary Kelly, Pipe Major John Mackenzie, Bill McCue and Olive Rae.’
Jim MacLeod travelled by plane to London on New year’s Day to complete his latest LP, to be called `Scotland Swings Again with the Great Jim MacLeod’, and arrived back in the evening in time for the Hydro’s New Year’s night ball. The hotel’s festive programme concluded with a gala night , given by Dunblane Casino, attended by 400 guests.