Shops and retail

Following Government guidance regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Girlguiding shops in Edinburgh and Glasgow will be closed from 5pm on Friday 20 March until further notice. Please feel free to browse our online shop during this time and continue to place orders. We will process orders as soon as possible.

How to shop in Scotland

Come and visit one of our staffed shops in central Edinburgh and Glasgow or one of the volunteer-run depots across Scotland. Alternatively phone in your order or buy from our online shop.

Why shop in Scotland?

Money spent in Scotland stays in Scotland.

The surpluses from our shops fund Girlguiding Scotland’s other activities including leader training and support, organising events for girls such as Tartan Gig, and the upkeep of Scottish guiding’s home from home in the Borders, Netherurd.

Surpluses from volunteer depots provide similar support to guiding in your local area. Guiding in Scotland gets no direct financial benefit from parents buying uniforms via local school outfitters or John Lewis – and their prices can be up to 20 per cent higher than ours.

Friendly, knowledgable and helpful staff and volunteers are on hand to help. We will handle your mail or online order and any exchanges speedily. Remember our returns policy for refunds or exchanges, supported by a receipt, remains 28 days.

Raise money through shop in a box

Do you know that your local Scottish Guide Shop can provide Guiding Uniform, resources and gifts to you, as a ‘Shop In A Box’!

It’s the perfect way to show uniform, badges, resources and gifts to girls and parents at your local unit meeting. Or if your are planning an event, training day or county meeting you can use this service to provide a stall of goods for sale. Your unit, district, division or county will receive 10% of the value of the sales from your ‘Shop In A Box’.

To find out more please pop in or call the Edinburgh or Glasgow shops.

Event and camp shops

Our Edinburgh or Glasgow guide shops can come along to larger events to run a shop for the girls attending, with support from volunteers.

We can provide any of the products sold in our shops and can even work with you to source and sell goods designed especially for your event.

Please call the Edinburgh or Glasgow Guide shops if you’d like to discuss having a shop at your event.

Setting up a depot (volunteer shop)

If you’re super-organised, business-minded and passionate about raising money to support guiding in your area, then setting up a depot could be for you.

Read Girlguiding’s booklet for helpful guidance on how to set up and run a depot.

If you want to go ahead then contact us and ask to our Head of Retail Operations to discuss the process for setting up a depot in Scotland.

Registered goods

We can only sell registered ‘A’ goods such as interest and Promise badges to adult leaders. An active membership number must be provided when these are ordered online.

If we don’t already know you we may ask to see your membership card to check the number when buying these goods in the shops.

County commissioners, badge secretaries or advisers ordering registered ‘B’ goods for qualifications and awards and long service awards should contact the Edinburgh Guide shop. For Queen’s Guide or Chief Guide Challenge badges please get in touch.