Tartan Gig a hit for Guides from across Scotland

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160 Girlguiding Scotland members from Tweedbank, Selkirk, Galashiels and West Linton joined 6,000 music fans from across Scotland at the youth charity’s sell-out pop concert, Tartan Gig 2015, at the SECC last Saturday to watch some of Britain’s biggest and most popular acts.

The Guides and senior section members were entertained by star acts Labrinth, Rixton and Conor Maynard, Nina Nesbitt, Karen Harding, Neon Jungle and Only the Young at the exclusive event.

Tartan Gig 2015, which was hosted by Scottish comedian Iain Stirling, is the fifth of Girlguiding Scotland’s girl-only pop concerts exclusively for young members aged 10 and up.

Past acts include Little Mix, Amy Macdonald, Pixie Lott, The Wanted and Scouting for Girls.

The gig is just one of many great opportunities available to girls from the Borders through Guiding.

Girls can learn about stars, try abseiling or raft building, go camping and even travel abroad by being a member of Girlguiding Tweed Valley.

Ellie, age 12, from Tweedbank Guides, said: “I’ll never forget Tartan Gig 2015 – I had so much fun watching all the amazing bands with my friends.

“I love being a Guide as we get to try new things, make brilliant friends and go to amazing events like Tartan Gig.”

County commissioner Gail Fox said: “All the girls had such a brilliant time in Glasgow and the atmosphere was amazing.

“This is what Guiding is all about – having fun with friends and doing something different.”

Girlguiding Scotland is Scotland’s leading charity for girls and young women, with more than 60,000 members.

It is part of a worldwide movement which enables girls and young women to fulfil their potential and take an active and responsible role in society. Girls can take part in a wide range of activities, from adventure sports to camps, international trips, science projects and community action.

Find out more: @GirlguidingScot, www.facebook.com/GirlguidingScot or www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk.