Awards for Guiding lights

Some of the award-winners from Girlguiding Fife.
Some of the award-winners from Girlguiding Fife.

Hundreds of years of service to Girlguiding Fife were recognised at the organisations annual awards ceremony this weekend.

More than 100 awards for service were handed out, including to 61 volunteer leaders, who between them have given an incredible 540 years of service to the Guiding movement in Fife.

Patricia Gilmour’s 50 years of service with the Limekilns Brownies was marked, along with Helen Clark from Rosyth who has clocked up 30 years with Guiding, and Elizabeth Coates from Kingskettle with 40 years’ service.

Mairi Galbraith from Dunfermline was presented with a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and a UK Good Service Award went to Helen Barrett from Burntisland.

More than 3200 girls and women are members of Girlguiding Fife’s 200 units with volunteer leaders giving their time to prepare and run weekly meetings, organise outings and arrange other activities.

But because of a shortage of leaders in some areas of Fife there are waiting lists for many units and Girlguiding Fife is looking for people who are interested in becoming a leader or unit helper. Find out more at