Dumfriesshire Guides Join In The Fun At Girlguiding Scotland’s Biggest Ever Pop Concert

Lewis Capaldi wearing light up bunny ears

Over 80 Guides from Dumfriesshire helped take over the SSE Hydro for an exclusive girl-only pop concert on 31st August to enjoy some amazing live acts.

The star-studded line-up included Lewis Capaldi, James Arthur, Becky Hill, Jade Bird, Maisie Peters and The Vamps and was hosted by Scottish TV presenter and radio DJ Arielle Free.

Tartan Gig is the biggest event just for girls in Scotland with a unique atmosphere. For many girls, this was their first experience at a music concert.

Emilia said: “The Tartan Gig was great! Lewis Capaldi was definitely my favourite!”
Arwen added: This was my first concert – I was so excited! I loved it and I already want to come back next year!”

Moira McKenna, Girlguiding Scotland’s Lead Volunteer said:


“Being part of Girlguiding is all about giving girls a space where they can really be themselves and the chance to enjoy new experiences and have fun. What better way to do this than going to your first ever gig with all your friends to see some of the biggest names in music! Tartan Gig is just one of the many ways Girlguiding Scotland is keeping up to date with what girls are into and what they like to do.
Our new programme is packed with over 800 new badges from mindfulness, human rights, inventing to mixology – there’s something for every girl. We give girls the chance to speak out and use their voice on what matters to them, the opportunity to go on international trips and discover the outdoors. Everyday 50,000 girls in Scotland are taking part in all that guiding has to offer and today is no exception!”


TARTAN GIG is just one the many opportunities Girlguiding Scotland, the leading charity for girls and young women in Scotland offer its 50,000 young members to enjoy new experiences, learn new skills, use their voice and have fun.


Guides wearing glowsticks ready to attend the concert

The charity offers all girls aged 5 to 25 the chance to take part in a wide and varied programme, encompassing everything from outdoor adventure to social action, campaigning to international travel, arts, science, sports and international travel.


To find out how you can join the fun and adventure of Girlguiding Scotland – as a young member or an adult volunteer – visit www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk/get-involved