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Formed on the 9th of December 1937, the 107th is the third oldest active Scout Group in Pentland District. As many of our previous members are aware, the 107th has not always been part of Pentland District. Our current District was formed on December 1st 2007 when Merchiston (our previous District) merged with 4 groups from Pentlands and Almond Valley. Merchiston however, was not our first District. It was formed in 1986 when Craiglockhart and Gorgie Districts merged. Craiglockhart District was formed in 1931. On this page you will find several photographs that we have from the Troop's past up to our 75th Birthday Party in 2012.

This photograph was taken at Bonaly on a day excursion to the public park in early 1938. Pictured (left to right) Robert Fowlis, Harold Chirnside, Alex Macfarlane, Jo Cutland, - Ritchie, Jimmy Sutherland, Jimmy Craig, - Nettleship.
Scout Leader Jim Brown marches the 107th down Princes Street and past the Platform Party on the steps of the National Gallery (1947).
Scout Parade along Princes Street
During August 1947, the Troops held its Summer Camp at Comrie. The above and following two photographs were taken at this camp.

This photograph appeared in the Evening Dispatch on the 3rd of November 1948 with the caption: Cubs and Scouts of 107th Edinburgh (Craiglockhart) Group are busy making articles for sale at their Scout Fair, to be held in Slateford Public Hall, Longstone Road, on Saturday. The fair is to be opened by Treasurer James Miller, and the proceeds will form the nucleus of a building fund to enable the Group to purchase its own headquarters.

Another pre-Scout Fair photograph
Scouts parading in front of Craiglockhart Church (1948). This photo shows the old nissan hut which was replaced by current building in 1959.
This photograph shows Wolf Cubs, including two from 107th, at a District Camp near Drummelzier in the
Borders, around 1958. Click the photo to enlarge. Photograph supplied by Tony Fleming.
The photograph shows Scouts on camp around 1960. Click the photo to enlarge. Photograph supplied by Tony Fleming.
The late Jim Brown cuts the 107th's 65th Birthday Cake at Bonaly (6th September 2002)
Participants at the 75th Birthday Camp at Fordell Firs on the 7th-9th of December 2012


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