UPDATED PICTURE SPECIAL: Photographer BILL McBURNIE captures the magic at Floors Castle as crowds gathered to see 21st Century Abba...

Dancing Queens came to the castle to revel in some Abba magic – and no-one left disappointed.

By Bill McBurnie
Saturday, 28th August 2021, 8:23 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st September 2021, 10:32 am
21st Century Abba in action at Floors Castle. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
21st Century Abba in action at Floors Castle. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)

There were flares and platform boots a-plenty at Floors Castle in Kelso on Friday, August 27 and our photographer Bill McBurnie was on hand to capture some cracking images.

The castle proved the perfect backdrop as fans of the legendary Swedish foursome flocked to see the exceptional tribute band 21st Century Abba.

The songs – Take a Chance on Me, Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Super Trooper, Waterloo, Knowing Me Knowing You and so many more – have stood the test of time.

Ellie Curry. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)

But just as impressive were the sartorial efforts the fans had gone to to recreate the 1970s heyday of the band.

Just as importantly the weather played its part, with the balmy night adding to a sensational atmosphere.

The event went down a storm with the predominantly female audience with many commenting on social media that it had provided a rare evening of downright fun in these gloomy times.

Elaine Webster posted on Facebook: “Great atmosphere, brilliant to see so many happy faces. Well done to all involved, it was just the boost that we needed.”

Jedburgh ladies out for 21st Century Abba at Floors Castle. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)

Many praised how well the event was organised and expressed the hope that there would be a repeat performance in the near future.

"A brilliant evening. Well done to all those who helped give us an amazing night of music. So pleased this event was well supported and enjoyed by so many,” added Lilian Nairn. The event was presented in conjunction with the Chapterhouse Theatre Company.

Rhonda Hill and Elaine McCann from Oxnam. (Photo: BILL McBurnie)
Laura Weir, from Kelso, won a bottle of champagne in the raffle. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Annabel Horner, Clare Clayson and Gemma Wark from Duns. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Sonya and Skye Nairn with Keeva Thackeray from Kelso. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Fans posing at the stage during the interval. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)