Bay City Rollers’ debut voted Greatest Scottish Album Of All Time

The Bay City Rollers’ 1974 album Rollin’ has been voted the Greatest Scottish Album Of All Time.

The 70s sensations beat off competition from 15 other classic albums, voted for in a poll by readers of The Sun.

The Edinburgh band came out on top ahead of the likes of Paolo Nutini and Teenage Fanclub, before trouncing Frightened Rabbit in the final with a staggering 85% of the vote.

BAYRollin’ was their Rollers’ first full-length album.

Featuring hits like Shang-A-Lang, Saturday Night, Be My Baby and Summerlove Sensation, the record topped the UK charts but was never released in America.

Several tracks on Rollin’, however, would later appear on the band’s self-titled 1975 US debut.

One of the biggest bands on the planet for a short but fervent period in the 1970s, the Rollers burst upon the scene in the early 1970s, selling an estimated 70 million records.

They enjoyed a string of No.1 hit singles and albums all over the world.

The Rollers triggered a new wave of Rollermania in September 2015 when they announced a string of comeback gigs as a trio (featuring Les McKeown, Alan Longmuir and Stuart “Woody” Wood) before releasing a Christmas album and going on to be honoured with a Living Legends award at the SSE Scottish Music Awards.

The original Scottish boyband played official reunion gigs at the Glasgow Barrowlands and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in December before heading to Manchester and London. Last month, the band returned to Japan, where they went down an absolute storm, four decades after their first visit to the land of the rising sun.

“It was amazing – just like going back in time”, said Alan Longmuir on his return. “We couldn’t believe the reaction we got.

“We were playing two shows a night in some places and the fans were packed in. There were loads of women who told us they’d seen us back in the 1970s. But there were also lots of young girls, maybe their daughters, and guys, too.”

Longmuir and McKeown made the across-the-world trip without Wood, who missed out due to personal commitments.

The Bay City Rollers are set to release a new album in June, with lead single Boomerang expected to be released shortly.