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Guides wowed by stars at Glasgow gig

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​Girlguiding Scotland members were treated to a concert featuring Labrinth, Rixton, Conor Maynard, Nina Nesbitt, Karen Harding, Neon Jungle and Only the Young

Over 6,000 Girlguiding Scotland members took over the SECC on Saturday to watch some of Britain’s biggest music stars at the charity’s sell-out pop concert, Tartan Gig 2015.

The girls were entertained, over two sessions, by star acts Labrinth, Rixton, Conor Maynard, Nina Nesbitt, Karen Harding, Neon Jungle and Only the Young at the exclusive event for Guides (aged 10 – 14) and Senior Section members (aged 14 – 26).

Tartan Gig 2015, which was hosted by popular Scottish comedian Iain Stirling, is the fifth of Girlguiding Scotland’s girl-only pop concerts. Past acts include Little Mix, Amy Macdonald, Pixie Lott, The Wanted and Scouting for Girls.

Sue Walker, Girlguiding Scotland chief commissioner said: “All our young members had such a brilliant time in Glasgow and the atmosphere at Tartan Gig is just amazing!

“This is what guiding is all about – having fun with friends and doing something different, whether it’s pop concerts, abseiling or camping.”

This is what guiding is all about – having fun with friends and doing something different

The gig is just one of many opportunities available to girls from Scotland through guiding.

Girls can learn about stars, try abseiling or raft building, go camping and even travel abroad by being a member of Girlguiding Scotland.

Girlguiding Scotland now has 50,000 young members and famous former Brownies and Guides include writer JK Rowling, journalist Kirsty Wark, singer Lulu, Radio DJ Edith Bowman and TV presenter Lorraine Kelly.

Amber, 11, from 1st Whiteness and Weisdale Guides, who travelled all the way from Shetland to experience Tartan Gig said: “I’ve had so much fun travelling down with all my friends.

“I love being a Guide as we get to meet new friends and go to amazing events like Tartan Gig!”

Scottish comedian Iain Stirling said: "I feel really lucky to be back for another dose of the Tartan Gig atmosphere.

"I've had so much fun entertaining a 6,000 strong crowd and seeing all these amazing acts on stage.

"It's all about the girls having a great time and that's what makes it so magical."

 

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