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Old 3rd February 2006, 01:33
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Thank you. Does anyone here of any gangs from Edinburgh off-hand?
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Old 8th February 2006, 17:09
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Hello. What street gangs exist now?
Does anyone here have any info about Edinburgh street ganags of the 60's-'80's>
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Old 8th February 2006, 17:50
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READ WHAT PEOPLE HAVE WRITTEN - the GANGS WERE, IN THE MAIN, A WEST COAST THING. Guess which coast Edinburgh is NOT on?
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Old 16th February 2006, 00:12
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Originally posted by Mavericker

There were no famous gangs from Edinburgh?


There were gangs from Edinburgh but not of the same level of notoriety and if you look at the two main Glasgow gangs they represented each of the two communities-protestant and catholic with many of the latter being of Irish immigrant stock. The gangs were a product of the sectarian tensions that existed in Glasgow and it was those religious divisions that were the main cause of the explosion of gang violence that occured in Glasgow during the 1930s. Edinburgh wasn't an industrial city so it didn't attract the same number of Irish catholic immigrants as Glasgow and the west of Scotland so it never experienced the same level of sectarian confrontation.
Thank you. Could you please list some gangs from Edinburgh?
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Old 16th February 2006, 00:12
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READ WHAT PEOPLE HAVE WRITTEN - the GANGS WERE, IN THE MAIN, A WEST COAST THING. Guess which coast Edinburgh is NOT on?
I did. Andy-13 said there were some gangs from Edinburgh.
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Old 17th February 2006, 09:29
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lol can ou imagine a gang of neds with chukter accents, "gimme your money or ill stab you like, you ken"
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Old 21st February 2006, 23:37
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Were there any famous criminals from Edinburgh?
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