Facebook campaigners toast news that Skol 1080 rockers are to reunite

Skol 1080 in their heyday are ready to rock again
Skol 1080 in their heyday are ready to rock again
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LEGENDARY Hawick rockers Skol 1080 have announced plans for a reunion.

And the return gig has been pencilled in for this year.

Dougie Anderson, Roy Cook, Kev Elliott and Colin Telfer, who formed the band 23 years ago but went their separate ways in around the Millennium, are reforming following a campaign on social networking site Facebook.

Guitarist Colin told the Hawick News: “It was considered last year and we thought about it but it never came to anything. The Facebook campaign has pushed it forward though.”

The new wave punk rockers were big in their day, playing regularly in the Number 10 as well as other venues throughout the town and the Borders. They played at Carlisle and supported Edinburgh punk legends The Gin Goblins in Glasgow.

The clamour for the group to reform was instigated by Craig Girvan, who created the Skol 1080 From the Sublime to the Reunion Facebook page back in November, which now boasts 119 members.

Despite never having seen the band himself, Craig said: “I’d been speaking to Tef at work and I asked him if he ever thought about doing a reunion and he said they’d joked about it a few times so I set up the page.

“The Beatles left it too late to get back together and I didn’t want Skol 1080 to make the same mistake. I wanted to see them and see if all the hype about them is true.”

Although final details have to be confirmed, their reunion gig will definitely be taking place later this year.

Colin added: “It’ll take us a bit to get going because I’ve never picked up a guitar for years, but it’s definitely something to look forward to.”