Mirth, Melody and Music
Scout entertainment in Edinburgh before Gang Show
1960 – 1969
The first Edinburgh Gang Show was staged at the King’s Theatre in November 1960
1970 – 1979
The Gang Show was now a regular feature at the King’s, and getting more adventurous
1980 – 1989
The 1980s were a time for celebration, when we celebrated our 21st birthday, the Silver Jubilee, and the 30th show.
The 1990s saw the Gang perform with their usual exuberance, even though these were testing times externally.
2000 – 2009
Entering a new millennium offered many opportunities for reflection on the past and to focus on the future.
2010 – Present
A range of events occurred but 2010 will be remembered for “something completely different!”
These are the times
“Every night of every year somewhere in the world a Gang Show is playing.”
Ralph Reader CBE
King of showmen, ace of Scouts. Meet the man who changed the Scouts forever.