National post for local Guider


Girlguiding Scotland, Scotland’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women, has appointed a new Deputy Scottish Chief Commissioner, Montrose lady Carol Edwards.

She will join new Scottish Chief Commissioner Sue Walker, from Fife, and another two Deputy Scottish Chief Commissioners, Eileen Martin from Innerleithen and Elaine Kelly from Dunoon as the lead volunteers for Girlguiding Scotland.

Together the team brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to take the organisation forward over the next five years.

Carol Edwards started as a Brownie in England, before moving to Scotland 24 years ago.

She has since had a large number of roles in Guiding including County Camp Adviser and District Commissioner.

Carol is still currently County Commissioner for Argyll, although she is hoping to pass this role on to someone else in the County soon, and remain a Leader with 4th Montrose Guides.

She added: “My greatest love in Guiding is camping and all things outdoors.

“I want our members to have the same amazing opportunities that I have had.

“I am looking forward to working with Sue Walker, our new Scottish Chief Commissioner and my fellow deputies, Elaine and Eileen, for the next five years to continue to grow guiding and ensure that guiding is available to all girls and young women and that they have the opportunity to benefit from this great organisation.

“As County Commissioner in Angus this has been my main priority and I am pleased that our membership has been growing slowly over the last few years, and I would like this to continue across the country.

“The outdoors, adventurous activities and international travel opportunities are some of the great things that attract and keep our members and give them fantastic life experiences that will last a lifetime.”

The new team succeeds Scottish Chief Commissioner Dinah Faulds and her two deputies, Heather Hallum and Pat Marwick, who has recently completed their term office, which included leading Girlguiding Scotland through its ‘Changing the World’ project and its successful Centenary celebrations during 2010.