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*The White Heather Club

The White Heather Club
BBC Video BBCV 5303 VHS Video 1994

Running Time 88 Minutes.

Produced by Iain MacFadyen.
Tribute programme Produced by May Miller.
Also includes 2 complete episodes of the favourite Scottish programme!

Join Andy Stewart, Jimmy Shand, Joe Gordon and many more familiar faces for a trip down memory lane.

It was one of the greatest and most popular shows that BBC Scotland ever produced and it showcased the formidable talents of the likes of Andy Stewart, Jimmy Shand and Joe Gordon. In the '50s and '60s it was top of the Scottish pops - over ten million viewers once tuned in to the Hogmanay edition of The White Heather Club.

Here some of the original performers get together for a nostalgic reunion to look back on the glory days of this abiding piece of Scottish television history. And there are also two complete episodes from the archives to savour.

So raise a dram once more to this joyful Scottish ceilidh (song and dance party to the Sassenach) and its bountiful enduring hits like A Scottish Soldier. It's a tribute to the lyric gems of Scotland - and particularly, to the charismatic talents of the late Andy Stewart, the kilted minstrel who became the King of Hogmanay.

 

The third and (to date) last commercial release of Andy Stewart video material, this VHS video release paired the recording of a club reunion organised by BBC Scotland in 1991 with two of the surviving original episodes of the programme and remains the only way to access any complete episodes of the show. Released a year after Andy's passing, it has never been reissued on DVD and the videocassette is now long deleted, although occasionally copies turn up for sale on the internet auction site eBay.