This period saw a boom in the number of people that were involved in the sport, both through participation and also coaching and judging at competitions. The military involvement dropped away after the war ended, and the sport became much more about the judging of movements rather than exercises to develop the physique itself in preparation for fighting. Gymnastics in Scotland saw a number of significant developments and changes, including the additions of various women's competitions and the establishment of a national display team with coaches from various disciplines. There were also a number of changes within the association itself.
In 1950 the women's beam and asymmetric bar competitions became a staple of the women's artistic gymnastics discipline, and replaced the 'swinging rings' event, (a use of the rings to swing as though using a trapeze in flight). This change saw an increase in women in competitions as the apparatus was far more accessible, and acted as a way to promote the sport to women in general.
Through this period, there were a number of changes in president; James Taylor from Alloa took the role from Robert Laing in 1953, Iain M. Clegg from Glasgow became president in 1956, Bill Engelan from Alloa took over in 1962, Raymond Richards from Bishiopbriggs was president from 1971-74, James Livinstone from Denny became president in 1974 for two years, and Simon Fraser & Jack Milroy both from Glasgow shared the role up until 1979.
The major discipline change during the 1960's was the introduction and establishment of Acrobatic gymnastics in Scotland. The previously competed 'free-hand balancing' competition became 'hand-to-hand acrobatics'. These acrobatic skills were added to in the following decades in order to create the sports acrobatics that we know today. In 1973 Sports Acrobatics was formalised at an international competition in Russia. Members of the British team at the event were heavily involved in the development, and by 1979 a committee for Sports Acrobatics in Scotland had been formed. Jill Livinstone from Saltaire Gymnastics Club in Yorkshire was key in the guidance of creating the committee as she worked as the British National Coach for a number of years. After this, Scottish Acrobatic Gymnasts won 7 British titles in lower & middle tier competitions.
In 1975 Gordon Forster, who had been involved in gymnastics for a number of years, as well as competing for Scotland at the first ever World Student Games, was employed by the association in order to provide technical support for the artistic gymnastics discipline.
In 1978, Scotland sent their first full team of gymnasts to the Edmonton Commonwealth Games, a first for a world level competition. Prior to this, Scottish gymnasts had only featured in Home Nation’s competitions or as part of a larger British team.