Guiding long service awards

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Three local ladies were honoured for their dedication to Girlguiding at the Girlguiding Scotland annual meeting on Saturday.

Isobel Mackay, Mairi Wilson and Shona Gibb were each presented with a specially-designed brooch in honour of their 50 years of service at a ceremony in Dundee by the Chief Guide Gill Slocombe.

Mairi, from Barry joined 2nd Carnoustie Guides in 1963, and then went on to become the leader with 1st Barry Guides.

She has been the district assistant on four different occasions and the district treasurer. She has also been heavily involved with the fund-raising for Carnoustie’s new Guide hall and a strong supporter of the county campsite at Ladenford.

Shona, of Arbroath joined Girlguiding Angus in 1963 initially as a leader with 1st Carnoustie Brownies, before joining 1st Arbroath Guides as the leader.

She has been a division commissioner and has been heavily involved with both the county and Scottish Trefoil Guild and is described as a great supporting member of Girlguiding Angus.

And Isobel, from Carnoustie has been involved with Girlguiding Angus for 67 years and started Guiding with Barry Brownies however moved on to Guides and had time with Guides in both Carnoustie and Barry.

In Angus she has held roles such as district and division commissioner, county outdoor activities adviser, international adviser and the county archivist.

The three ladies were joined by Eva Scott from the Sidlaw area who also received an award for her long service with Girlguiding Angus.

County Commissioner Fiona Dalziel said: “These ladies had obviously got so much out of Guiding and watching the girls grow and achieve is an incredibly rewarding experience.”