A TOP Glasgow photographer is celebrating after confirming his latest project - a book on the Bay City Rollers.

Brian Anderson, who runs the city-based Glasgow Eyes photographic magazine, said he was thrilled to be able to announce the project.

The Rollers are big news again, having made a success of their decision to reform.

They have played a number of gigs to ecstatic reaction from their ever-loyal fans, including shows at Glasgow's Barrowland venue and Edinburgh's Usher Hall.

The Rollers have also been added to the Saturday bill at this year's T in the Park - they will play the King Tut's tent on July 9.

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Brian said yesterday: "I was invited to take pictures at their comeback gig at the Barrowland. I was behind the scenes and got some classic shots of the band and also of their fans.

"That was how the book came about - their manager, John, said to me, 'Why don't you do something with us?'

"I couldn't be happier. The Rollers have become mainstream again. It was a hard offer to turn down.

"I'm going to be documenting them for a limited-edition book that will look at their successful comeback after 40 years. I'll be photographing them at different events - there are other things that they're going to announce shortly.

"They will be bringing out an album, too. There's so much happening on the Rollers front."

Brian added: "I've been given carte blanche to take photographs of the band, a fly-on-the-wall approach.

"For me, it's totally amazing.

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"I remember sitting in the dressing-room at the Barrowland and feeling nervous. The walls were shaking with the sheer noise of the fans. I was thinking, this is the Rollers here - they were the biggest band on the planet in the 1970s, and they sold more than 120 million records.

"It was totally surreal. But they couldn't have been nicer. And for a Scottish photographer to be chosen to document them behind the scenes is a genuine honour.

"They've got an incredible story to tell and I hope the book will reflect that."

Glasgow Eyes is about to move into its sixth edition. It showcases Brian's photographs of Glasgow life as well as of visiting celebrities, from Amanda Lamb to Pete Doherty.

The Rollers' manager, John Mclaughlin, told the Evening Times: “From our first meeting with Brian we had no hesitation in bringing him together with the Rollers.

“His photographs are iconic and reminded me of the great pictures of the past – the classic shots of the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, Elvis, Bowie and the Beatles.

“The fact he is from Glasgow made it all the more important – that, and the fact that he is a big Rollers fan himself. Brian will be given the very top access and in his photographs he has shown an ability to become ‘invisible’, which is something that we like.”

John added that the book would not just be for Rollers fans “but also for anyone interested in great pictures.”