Girlguiding Scotland is a Scottish charity supporting 45,000 girls and young women and 11,000 amazing volunteers.
We’re part of the UK-wide charity, Girlguiding, with half a million members across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the English regions.
Through Girlguiding we belong to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), a huge movement of ten million girls and young women across the globe.
Girlguiding Scotland has six regions – Ayrshire & South West, Central, Grampian, Highlands & Islands, Lothian & Borders and Strathclyde.
Each region is divided into local areas known as counties, for example Perth & Kinross, Glasgow and Moray.
Each county has its own lead volunteer known as a county commissioner who runs guiding in the area, supported by Girlguiding Scotland and a team of local volunteers.
Some counties are formed of several divisions, for example Stirling and Elphinstone.
Counties or divisions are broken down into districts, for example Stenhouse and North Lorn.
Last but not least, each local guiding area is made up of units – groups of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers – for example the 53rd Glasgow Guides and the 1st Dingwall Rainbows.
If you’d like to contact a county commissioner or a Scottish adviser about a particular topic, for example accessibility, then please get in touch.
If you’d like to raise something at trustee level speak to your district or division commissioner, or your county commissioner. They can raise issues with your area’s regional representative on our Scottish Executive, which meets four times a year.
Moira is our lead volunteer in Scotland, with overall responsibility for making sure we deliver our aim of empowering and inspiring as many girls as possible to find their voice through Girlguiding across the country.
Gail Fox supports the Scottish chief commissioner and, along with the other Deputy Scottish Chief Commissioners Carol Morwood and Lisa Millar, provides individual support to Girlguiding Scotland counties.
Carol supports the Scottish chief commissioner and, along with the other Deputy Scottish Chief Commissioners Gail Fox and Lisa Millar, provides individual support to Girlguiding Scotland counties.
In her role Lisa focuses on youth participation across Scotland, supporting the Scottish chief commissioner and the other deputy Scottish chief commissioners to help girls continue to grow in confidence and realise their potential.
Anne is responsible for heading up our guiding development committee, which coordinates the volunteer team that delivers Girlguiding Scotland activities and events for our members and ensures we have a thriving membership.
Tina is our lead volunteer for communications, supporting our network of PR volunteers to share the excitement of Girlguiding Scotland through the media, events and online.
Sarah is now chair of the membership growth and development working group. The working group will promote Girlguiding Scotland and Girlguiding and support the Scottish growth strategy.
Helen has joined our Scottish Executive as one of two trustees who represent our local volunteers and adult members across Scotland.
Brian is our honorary treasurer on our Scottish Executive. This role involves keeping the trustees informed about financial duties and responsibilities, as well as our performance, and supporting specific activities as required.
Alison has joined our Scottish Executive as one of two trustees who represent our local volunteers and adult members across Scotland.
Linda Holden is the business management and finance chair on our Scottish Executive. She helps the Girlguiding Scotland staff team support members with property, governance and charity matters too.
We also have a team of staff who work in our Scottish Headquarters and shop in Edinburgh. The Chief Executive and staff team supports the work of the Executive Committee.
Denise is responsible for delivering Girlguiding Scotland’s strategy and managing our staff and finances. She works closely with the Scottish Chief Commissioner to ensure Girlguiding Scotland provides the best possible support for our members.
Kirsty leads on money and business matters at Girlguiding Scotland. She also runs our shops and online store, helping to generate income as well as oversee the spending of it! Kirsty supports our members with advice on tricky property, governance and charity matters too.
Laura runs the Girlguiding Delivery team, which works with volunteers to get big events like our Tartan Gig off the ground. The team also builds external partnerships.
Carolyn manages the Communications team, responsible for raising the profile of Girlguiding Scotland, communicating with members, public affairs and last (but definitely not least!) promoting the voices of our young members.
Louise manages a small team who are responsible for attracting and retaining volunteers, and helping Scottish guiding units to grow and thrive.