Threshold were Les McKeown's first band pre Bay City Rollers, and here I am proud to include rare photos of the band taken around various well known Edinburgh locations in 1973. 

 

Threshold were Les McKeown (vocals), Alex Valente (lead guitar), John Walker (rhythm guitar), Alan Wright (bass), and Jon Gillam (drums).  For Les Rollermania was just round the corner!

 

These photos are included with the greatest thanks to Jon Gillam and the photographer Pete Gillam.  All 68 photos below are ©Pete Gillam 1973.

Threshold-John Walker, Alan Wright, Alex Valente, Les McKeown, and Jon Gillam. 

 
The seven pictures above were taken in the Muscular Arms, upstairs at the White Elephant.  ©Pete Gillam 1973.
 

 

 

 

 
 
The twenty pictures above were taken on Calton Hill.  ©Pete Gillam 1973.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
The Henry Moore Reclining Figure bronze in this photo was at this time to be found in the grounds of the Botanic Gardens.  It can now be found in the grounds of the Modern Art Gallery in Belford Road.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The thirty two pictures above were taken in Edinburgh's Botanic Gardens.©Pete Gillam 1973.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The six pictures above were taken in Princes Street Gardens.  ©Pete Gillam 1973. 
 
 
 
The three pictures above were taken outside the National Gallery Of Scotland, Princes Street.  ©Pete Gillam 1973.