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23 Jan

Burns Supper at Carronvale House

Start time: 19:00

A very special evening at Carronvale House on Monday 23rd January to celebrate the life & works of the Bard.

BB Scotland's Annual Burns supper is always a terrific evening of fun, good company and entertainment.  Please contact Scottish HQ now to reserve your place and also notify us of anyone with a talent to recite Burns!

Call 01324 562008 or email

Funds raised go to support the Carronvale Appeal.

17 Feb

Strive 2

Start time: 18:00

Location: Lochgoilhead Activity Centre, , Lochgoilhead ,

Strive2 logoStrive 2 is a weekend residential for Young Leaders of The Boys’ Brigade; Girls’ Brigade; Girl Guides; Scout Scotland; and Youth Scotland, to be held at Lochgoilhead Outdoor Centre on the weekend of 17-19 February. The weekend will consist of workshops, outdoor activities, and social events.

With an action packed programme, we have planned the weekend to be both fun and informative!

On Friday take part in a fun filled activity programme on arrival including icebreakers, wide games and campfire.

On Saturday a action packed Activity and Workshop programme, team challenge to share skills, knowledge and experience, showacase evening and dinner, folllowed by a evening entertaiment.

On Sunday a choice of workshops to develop new skills from across the partnership, gaining access to something you haven’t done before! Alongside our Strive Awards.

Bus Transfer are provided from Glasgow City Centre, at George Square, just outside of Queen Street Station/Glasgow City Chambers by Allander Coaches leaving at 6.00pm, Buses will be returning on Sunday at 5.00pm at George Square.

We hope to see you there!

For further information, check out the Strive 2 Invitation Flyer or contact Paul O’Shea

Register here.  

04 Mar

Advance for the Future

Start time: 10:00

Location: Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31 Grassmarket , Edinburgh , EH1 2HS

Invitation for: Battalion President, Secretary, Under-26 rep and Chaplain

A special event which will focus  at ways in which Battalions can best support Companies and how Scottish Headquarters and the Scotland Committee can best support Battalions in doing so.

Inputs will be from Battalions sharing some best practice ideas, together with areas where things have not gone so well and workshops, covering topics like company support, good governance, under-26 participation, BB voice for young people, funding and PR opportunities.

The invitation is for the people listed above, but if they are unable to attend, it is appropriate to substitute another Battalion rep.

Further information will be circulated to participants towards the end of February. In the meantime for more information please contact  or by calling 01324 562008.

Thanks to support from the Scottish Government National Support Fund, this event will be free of charge.

Please register for the event by emailing your details, or by completing the form below.

Advance for the Future Conference Registration


18 Mar

Cross-country Championships 2017

Start time: 11:30

Location: Bellahouston Sports Centre, 31 Bellahouston Drive , Glasgow , G52 1HH

Annual Cross-country championships for BB members in Company and Senior sections from across Scotland take place on Saturday 18th March in Glasgow.  Friends and supporters are encouraged to join us for the day's events.

Battalion teams compete at Junior (3km), Intermediate (4km) and at Senior (5km) levels at a specially designed course at Bellahouston Park.
Registration opens at 11:30am in Bellahouston Sports Centre with the Junior Race starting at 1:00pm, Intermediate at 1:30pm and the Senior Event at 2:00pm. The presentation of prizes is scheduled for 2:45pm in the sports centre.

Please direct any further enquiries to Glasgow Battalion on 0141 4274051.

25 Mar

Scottish Bands Contest

Start time: 12:30

Location: Hutcheson's Grammar School, 21 Beaton Road , Glasgow , G41 4NW

This annual showcase competition welcomes BB bands from around the country.  The event will see woodwind, pipe and brass bands compete in a number of separate competitions.  The Contest also welcomes bands with less experienced players in the 'Novice' section.

Making this event even more special are the many supporters and spectators which are a great encouragement to the bands.

Tickets are available on the day.

For further information about the event, please contact Irene at Scottish HQ - E: T: 01324 562008 (option 1)

09 Apr

Seniors’ Sevens

Start time: 14:00

Location: Forthbank Stadium, Springkerse , Stirling , FK7 7UJ

Annual football tournament for seniors (representing their battalion) takes place on the afternoon of April 9th at the Forthbank Stadium in Stirling from 2pm.  Cost per team is £30.

To register, or to find out more, please contact Paul O’Shea

Further information about Seniors' Sevens 2017


10 Apr

Easter Sports Camp

Start time: 12:00

Easter Sports Camp @ Carrronvale

After a break in 2016, the Easter Discover Sports Camp will return this year, running 10-12 April at Carronvale House. Open to all Company Section members (P7-S3), the three days will include taster sessions in a number of sports – both popular and less well known activities – as well as team competitions. The cost of the residential will be £55, which includes all meals and activities.  This residential event also could serve as residential part of the President's Badge.

To sign up, download the Easter Sports Camp Flyer, or alternatively, contact Paul O’Shea for further information....

06 May

Beating Retreat 60th Anniversary

Start time: 19:00

Location: Parliament Square / Castle Esplanade, Parliament Square , Edinburgh , EH1 1RF

200 members from The Boys’ Brigade will be joined by Major General M L Riddell-Webster CBE DSO, Governor of Edinburgh Castle for the 60th Anniversary Beating Retreat at Edinburgh Castle on Saturday 6th May 2017.  This event is being organised by The Boys’ Brigade – Edinburgh, Leith & District Battalion in partnership with Edinburgh Risk Management (General) Ltd.

This free event will feature the Massed Pipes & Drums, 2nd Port Glasgow BB Band, Central Band of The Boys' Brigade and 3rd Johnstone Brigade Band; and will see them march from Parliament Square to Edinburgh Castle, performing a short routine on the Castle Esplanade.

It is expected to attract around 500 spectators over the course of the evening, to watch bands from across Scotland perform. BB musicians (bass, woodwind & pipe) from Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Fife, Stirling, Dundee and Edinburgh will all participate.

Beating Retreat is a military ceremony dating back to the 16th century when drums were used as signals in the battlefields.

Beating the Retreat was the cue for troops to retreat from battle as light faded.


  • 7pm Concert, Parliament Square
  • 30pm March to Edinburgh Castle
  • 8pm Retreat Ceremony, Castle Esplanade
26 May

Camp on Cumbrae

Start time: 18:30

Camp is a great opportunity for all young people to have the experience of living under canvas and taking part in outdoor activities and this one has the added bonus of being in an island setting.

The camp is for company section-aged young people who do not have the staff or equipment to lead such a weekend.

The camp site for the weekend will be within the Garrison Grounds which is in the centre of Millport. After your crossing on the ferry from Largs, you will make your way into Millport, where your weekend accommodation will be set up for your arrival and young leaders will be ready to take charge and activities will begin!

The weekend will cost £80 per person which includes:

  • Accommodation in Tents
  • All meals – Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners & Suppers
  • Activities include :
    •  ½ day of water sports
    • cycling
    • bowling
    • hill-walking
    • crazy golf
    • live music
    • football tournaments
    • inter-tent competitions, prizes and so much more!
    • Group T-shirts & wrist bands

There is a limited number of spaces remaining. 

Please direct any enquiries to  or by calling 01234 562008


10 Jun

Kilbryde Hike – 10th-11th June 2017

Start time: 8:00

The Hike is for young people in teams as described above. Although organised by Boys’ Brigade Officers, it is open to entries from all youth organisations and groups. Teams can be made up of boys, girls or a mix

Teams will be given grid references to navigate themselves from checkpoint to checkpoint around the hike course, with set time limits. At each checkpoint teams will face either a physical or mental challenge for additional points

The Hike can be used as a practice expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze Level, or why not use the Hike as a sponsored event to raise funds for your organisation or a local charity?

For more details visit:

27 Jun

Vienna 2017 – YLN Scotland

Start time: 6:30

This summer will see BB Scotland young leaders have the chance to travel to the amazing Austrian capital, Vienna!

Without doubt, Vienna boasts an incredible history, not least because of its famous former residents – most notably Mozart, Beethoven and Freud.  However, it’s also a very modern and vibrant place – with numerous must-see sights.  In additional to the sightseeing, you’ll get your own time to explore and also enjoy the company of other BB young leaders from around Scotland.

Learn more about this fantastic opportunity...

21 Jul

BB Xtreme

Start time: 13:30

BB Xtreme is a multi-activity event for BB leaders, Seniors (accompanied by leaders) and ex-BB members. There will be a large range of outdoor activities organised each day (including mountain walking, scrambling, rock climbing/abseiling and hopefully also kayaking and sailing) with attendance at the Keswick Convention meetings in the evenings.

We will be based at a campsite in Borrowdale.

See or contact the organiser for more details.

26 Aug


Start time: 12:00

Location: Centre 81, Old School Road , Garelochhead , G84 0AS

The first residential event of its kind specifically for young leaders (16 to 25) in The BB in Scotland.

What is it? 

Weekend residential specifically for BB seniors and young leaders up to the age of 25 .

What's the programme?

YLN:24 aims to bring together BB young leaders from right across Scotland. The planning group has an exciting programme lined up, which includes team games, outdoor adventure activities and, of course, plenty social time. We also want to use YLN:24 to support you in your role as young leader – therefore, there will be several programme workshop sessions on offer. Above all, the weekend is about making connections, developing skills and having fun!

What else? 

This gathering will also be a chance for you to meet other BB young people from around Scotland, share ideas and  put your ideas forward on the future of The Boys' Brigade. Above all, YLN:24 is all about supporting you in your role as BB leader in a fun and relaxed environment.

Where and when? 

YLN:24 will take place at the excellent 'Centre 81' in Garelochhead from lunchtime on Saturday 26th until Sunday 27th August 2017.  Transport will be made available from Glasgow city centre.

What does it cost? 

The whole event, including transport from Glasgow will cost only £30.

How do I register? 

Spaces are limited so please register your interest for YLN:24 by completing the form below.  We will then be in touch with more details about this exciting opportunity. Payment of £30 can be made over the phone using debit/credit card by calling 01324 562008 (option 1) during office hours.







02 Sep

Brigade Conference

All day

12 Sep

The Boys’ Brigade NI District AGM 2017

Start time: 19:45

The Boys' Brigade NI District Annual General meeting; Tuesday 12 September 2017, kindly hosted by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council in the Chestnut Suite, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn. Everyone will be made very welcome.  The District extends a warm invitation to all Boys' Brigade members to attend to encourage the NI District Office Bearers, NID Executive, NI Regional Committee representatives and all who serve on the sectional and other NID committees. This is a chance to reflect on the past session, celebrate achievements and give thanks to God for all His blessings, whilst looking ahead for a new session.  Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

NID AGM 2017 Logo

NID AGM 2017

16 Oct

Seniors Adventure Residential

Start time: 12:00

Location: Lapwing Lodge, Gleniffer Road , Paisley , PA2 8UL

In partnership with Glasgow Battalion, BB Scotland is running a three-day adventure residential for members in S3 and above.

Taking place between 16th to 18th October at the Lapwing Lodge Centre in Renfrewshire, you’ll get the chance to try out a variety of adventurous and challenging activities, including raft building, high ropes and laser tag.  In addition, the event also includes group games, teambuilding challenges, media workshop and social time.

Why should I get involved?

  • You’ll develop new skills – which you can transfer back to your company and beyond BB
  • You’ll also make connections with other members your age and learn more about what else the BB has to offer
  • You’ll build confidence to take a lead in your own BB programme and elsewhere
  • You’ll have a fantastic time!

This event also meets the residential requirements for those working toward their President’s Badge.

Transport is available from Glasgow Battalion HQ.  The total cost for the three-day event is £50 per person.

Sign up now!

Download the flyer

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10 Feb

DofE Leaders Training Day – Felden Lodge

All day

Location: The Boys Brigade UK & RoI, FELDEN LODGE , HEMEL HEMPSTEAD , HP3 0BL

The day is designed and streamed for both New Leaders and for  those who are active DofE Leaders. The course is a great opportunity to share ideas and good practice.  Sessions using  eDofE  are  also part of the programme.

The course cost is £10 which includes lunch and refreshments (closing date for applications is Friday 2nd Feb)

10 Mar

Scottish Bands Contest 2018

Start time: 10:00

Location: Hutcheson's Grammar School, 21 Beaton Road , Glasgow , G41 4NW

Young musicians from BB woodwind, pipe and brass bands from across the country will compete in this showcase event taking place at Hutchesons' Grammar School on Saturday 10th March in Glasgow.

This is a public event and it is encouraged that families, supporters and the local community come along to enjoy the music and also celebrate the amazing teamwork and skills on show.

Tickets can be purchased on the day.  More information about the event is available by emailing

24 Mar

DofE Leaders Training Day – Salford

All day

Location: Emmanuel Centre, , Salford , m6 5pn

The day is designed and streamed  for  both New Leaders and for  those who are active DofE Leaders. The course is a great opportunity to share ideas and good practice.  Sessions using  eDofE  are  also part of the programme.

The course cost is £10 which includes lunch and refreshments (closing date for applications is 16th March )

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25 May

Cumbrae Camp 2018

Start time: 18:00

Location: Millport, Isle of Cumbrae , Millport ,

After the successful event in May 2017 which brought together sections from across the country, BB Scotland will be running the national camp again in 2018! The four-day residential experience will run from 25th until 28th May 2018.

The three-night, four day residential event, including all activities, will cost £80 per person and is open to company section-aged young people.

Team sports, beach games, water sports, cycling and much more will all part of an exciting programme of activities.  You can register your company section members by completing the Camp Cumbrae Application Form.

Should you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Scottish HQ -01324 562008 or by email to

26 May

Unite 2018

All day

Location: The Boys' Brigade, Felden Lodge , Hemel Hempstead , HP3 0BL

Unite is an event run by The Boys' Brigade in England & Wales for members aged 11 and above. It is open to Companies of The Boys' Brigade (including Girls' Association and Amicus), The Girls' Brigade and church youth groups.

Unite 2018 will take place from Saturday 26th to Monday 28th May (with an option to arrive on the evening of Friday 25th May) at BBUK Headquarters, Felden Lodge, Hemel Hempstead.

Find out more at

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