Welcome to Girlguiding Kincardine & Deeside

Please enjoy having a look about our website. Here are a few facts about us:


We are one of 38 counties that make up Girlguiding Scotland.

Our area starts in Portlethen and follows the coast down through Newtonhill, Stonehaven, Inverbervie and Johnshaven to St Cyrus in the south.

We then go inland to Mearns taking in the villages of Luthermuir, Laurencekirk and Auchenblae before heading to Fettercairn and crossing the Cairn O’Mount to Banchory.

We then travel along Deeside to Aboyne, passing through Ballater to Braemar and returning towards the coast via Tarland, Lumphanan, Torphins and Maryculter.



We have 8 Guiding Districts: Coastal North, Lower Deeside, Mid Deeside North, Mid Deeside South, Banchory, Mearns, Coastal South and Stonehaven, each one administered by a District Commissioner Team.

In our area we have approximately 1200 women and girls taking part in Guiding every week. Our girls take part in a huge selection of activities, learning essential life skills, having fun and making many friends along the way. We would like you to come and join us.


About Us

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK.

Thanks to the dedication and support of 100,000 amazing volunteers, we are active in every part of the UK, giving girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.

We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good.

Grow the £5 for Braemar Sheiling

What is Braemar Sheiling?

Braemar Sheiling is a cottage in Braemar owned by Girlguiding Kincardine & Deeside.  It is used by Guiding and others for various activities from local groups meeting weekly to Guiding groups staying for residentials.  It is now 60 years old and no longer fit for purpose in todays world – we want to rebuild and modernise it.

Each unit was given £5 in spring 2018 and the task is to grow it by Dec 2019.

For the unit that “grows the most” there will be a free weekend in our new Sheiling when it is built.

So you may ask – how do I grow £5? 

Here are some ideas to help you get started:

  • Coffee evening
  • Quiz night
  • One girl bought nail varnish and charged her mum and friends for painting their nails
  • Sponsored walk
  • Name the teddy/Guess the DOB of teddy
  • Cake bake & sale

How inventive can you be – which unit can raise the most money?