Information for Leaders

Our exclusive pop concert for Girlguiding members is an unforgettable experience with an atmosphere you won’t want to miss.

Find out everything you need to know about taking your girls to TARTAN GIG here!

Who can come to TARTAN GIG?

All members who will be 10 and above on the day of TARTAN GIG. This is an event for members of Girlguiding Scotland and Girlguiding members from other Regions. We reserve the right to cancel any orders made by non-members.

What about transport and parking?

The SSE Hydro is conveniently located on the banks of the River Clyde, and easily accessible by car, bus or train.

The easiest way to reach The SSE Hydro from Glasgow City Centre is by taking the train from Glasgow Central to Exhibition Centre. From Exhibition Centre it is then just a short walk via a covered footpath to the venue. Trains are every 10 minutes. You can find out more about travelling to The SSE Hydro, via car, bus or train here.

Coach parking will be available on the day. Further information about coach parking will be available shortly.

How do I get ready for the day?

Make sure you have all the consent forms required for your unit. If you are taking girls aged under 18 you’ll need parental permission.

If you’ve never taken girls to a large-scale event check out Girlguiding’s helpful guide which has information on planning, safe-guarding, travel, first aid and more.

What should we bring on the day?

Remember to bring consent forms, a first aid kit and a fully charged mobile phone.

You will also want to bring snacks and make arrangements for having a meal or bringing a packed meal to eat on the bus before or after. You can bring plastic bottles or cartons of juice or water into the venue, but please note, no glass bottles are allowed.

Your girls may also want to bring some spending money for the Girlguiding Scotland shops which will be selling all sorts of Tartan Gig accessories. Refreshments will also be on sale. Fizzy drinks / juice will cost £2.50, bottles of water will cost £2.00.

Can I bring a camera?

Personal cameras and camera phones are allowed but please don’t bring any professional cameras, video recorders, tablets and selfie sticks to the venue.

What should we wear?

With 10,000 girls expected to come along to TARTAN GIG you’ll want to make sure your unit stands out – and that you can spot your girls in a crowd!

Think about something that can help identify your unit – for example custom neckies, silly wigs or T-shirts in the same bright colour. Please note though – no feather boas are allowed!

It’s up to you how you show your TARTAN GIG spirit – from wacky wigs to glow in the dark face-paint – we can’t wait to see your TARTAN GIG style! Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration.

Will there be a Girlguiding Shop?

Yes! You and your girls can stock-up on all sorts of TARTAN GIG goodies at our stall. These will also be available to buy online soon.

Can we fundraise for TARTAN GIG?

Of course! There are lots of creative ways to fundraise – from bake-sales to silent discos. You can find out more about fundraising here.

If you have concerns about covering travel costs please email us to find out what support may be available.

How can our unit get into the TARTAN GIG spirit?

If you want to get your unit into the TARTAN GIG spirit why not try the Music Zone badge with your Guides?

Or for TARTAN GIG inspired games, recipes, crafts and styles check out our Pinterest board.

Where do I look out for more information?

We’ll be announcing latest acts and new on Facebook and Twitter as well as right here on our website.