Wednesday, 28 July 2010


The Chalet Roadhouse, to give it its full name, opened way back in the 30's.
Located along the waterfront area of Broughty Ferry, it has always been a place to go to see bands and go dancing.
On it's opening night on 16 Nov 1933, the band entertaining was Bobby Clark And His London Band.
Forward-wind a few decades and here's an ad for a do at the Chalet for the Grove FP Hockey Club.
The dance, held on 11th April 1970, featured the resident band and a group called The Three Of Clubs.
Later in the mid 70's, the place was transformed into the Sands discotheque, and the dancing continued.


  1. Was at The Chalet one night 1971 having progressed from the JM and was amazed/ horrifiedto see a real band with trumpets and penguin suits

  2. The resident band in the Chalet before it became the Sands was, for a time, Ray Crosby and his Hawaiian band. Ray (Jim) Crosby was my brother in law.
    There was also a Sunday night talent show with local singers and musicians.