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?

Click here to find out more about Braemar Sheiling.


Girlguiding Mearns Celebrate 100 Years

Girlguiding Mearns held an afternoon tea to celebrate 100 years of
Guiding in there area.  An excellent display of local archives was on show
and many leaders from the past and today attended.  Well done Girlguiding
Mearns area.


Phil Glennie Receives 10-year Award

Phil Glennie recently received his 10 year award from Anne Kelley on behalf of
Girlguiding Kincardine & Deeside.  Phil has been involved with Girlguiding
at UK and Scottish Levels over the years lending his experience in First Aid
and Hillwalking.

Stonehaven Leaders Night Out

Leaders from Stonehaven enjoyed a night out at the new Carron to Mumbai restaurant.

Their youngest member was very well behaved!

County Commissioner Takes Delivery of Badge Books and Record Books

Sue Thomas County Commissioner has taken delivery of the badge books for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and the record books for Rangers for every girl in K&D county. These will be delivered to the units by the DC’s soon. Thanks to the Aberdeen Depot for organising… let the adventure begin


Annual Event 2018

This year’s Annual Event took place in October

This photo shows County Commissioner Sue Thomas with our vice presidents (who were also her guide leaders!).


Halloween Party at 2nd Portlethen Guide Unit

2nd Portlethen Guide unit held a Halloween party which was organised by their eldest guides who were leaving and moving onto Rangers.  The girls had some unique costume ideas and arranged a night of games and activities that were enjoyed by all.


Skincare Evening for 3rd Stonehaven Guides

3rd Stonehaven Guides had a visit from Tropics Skincare Ambassador Nicky Lees who ran a skin care evening for the girls and their mums.  Everyone got a chance to try and buy some of the products.  Nicky organised a raffle and donated a prize to help us raise funds for some of our girls who have been chosen to experience an international event next year with Girlguiding Scotland.  (Contact tropic@nickylees.com for more info).





Grow Your £5 Challenge Event

As part of the “Grow your £5 challenge” to raise funds for the Sheiling 3rd Stonehaven Guides held a “Guides got Talent” night and Coffee Evening and invited their parents and District Commissioner to come along.

The guides did various activities including singing, a comedy sketch and a yoga demonstration.

They were each presented with a Braemar Sheiling badge at the end of the night.  We raised £222.30 for the Braemar Sheiling Fund.  Well Done Guides.

End of Term Adventure!

Girlguiding Stonehaven had an end of term adventure.

The Guides & Senior Section visited Stirling for an overnight, staying in the Youth Hostel.  They visited the castle and took part in a local ghost walk.

The next morning the met up with the Brownies and Rainbows at Blair Drummond Safari Park where they had a fantastic day visiting all the animals, seeing the sea lion show, the Bird of Prey flight display and playing at the park.

They got a special badge for the event which was designed by one of the Brownies.

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