City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Hands Off Hibs 20th Anniversary Concert


By Editor - Posted on 14 April 2010

Event details
Venue: 
The Usher Hall

A benefit concert for Alzheimer Scotland (Lothian Early Onset Support Service) & Hibs Former Players AssociationA night of Music, Comedy and Football with a distinctly Hibernian flavour!

Featuring: Hibernian FC players of last 20 years, Big Screen highlights from the past 2 decades, entertainment from a Hibs supporting line up featuring music from The Proclaimers, Fish, The Bum-Clocks (Tam Dean-Burn) and The 10.04’s, comedy from Bill Barclay and Eric Davidson, host Grant Stott.

The evening is a celebration of Hibernian Football Clubs progression since 20 years ago when the club faced extinction. A group of Hibs supporters formed the Hands Off Hibs organisation, which raised support from football fans and personalities across Scotland. Amongst events they organised were rallies of support at Easter Road Stadium and the Usher Hall.After mismanagement during the late 1980s, Hibs were on the brink of financial ruin in 1990. The Hands Off Hibs group’s campaign for the continued existence of the club succeeded when Sir Tom Farmer acquired a controlling interest in Hibs. The fans were able to persuade Sir Tom to take control despite the fact that he had no great interest in football; Sir Tom was persuaded in part by the fact that a relative of his had been involved in the rescue of Hibs from financial ruin in the early 1890s.

Members of the original Hands Off Hibs committee, former players from Hibs League Cup winning teams of 1991 and 2007, The Proclaimers, Fish, Tam Dean Burn & The Bum-Clocks.

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