A BALLINGRY band rolled back the years at the weekend and raised money for good causes.

The Times recently told you that The Other Side were set to reform for the first time in 50 years in the name of fundraising.

Jimmy Livingstone and fellow original members George Keenan and Owen McGuire were joined by Ronnie Dalrymple and Ken Watt for two gigs at Lochore Miners Welfare Club.

The first was held on Saturday night in aid of the venue, with the second on Sunday played out to support the Benarty Children's Christmas Appeal.

Jimmy told the Times that it was "tremendous" to return to the stage with the band.

"It was great," he said.

"The place was mobbed. There were people we hadn't seen for more than 30 years.

"Coming back was well worth it and I'd like to thank everyone for coming to see us."

The gig on Saturday raised just under £2,000 for the Welfare Club, with the club's committee stating: "The committee would like to thank The Other Side for a fantastic night.

"Between tickets and raffle, just under £2000 was raised.

"This money will be put back into the function hall so the community and surrounding areas have a great hall to hold there weddings parties etc.

"A massive thank you to The Other Side and everyone that made it a great night."