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Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.

Covid-19 Service UPDATE...

Girls’ Brigade will start back in September, initially with virtual meetings and we’ll review the situation at regular intervals according to GB Scotland guidance in order to give our girls and leaders the best and safest experience. We can still welcome new members. Message us on Facebook or email if you are interested.

Normal service details...

The Girls' Brigade is a Christian uniformed organisation providing activities to help girls attain educational, physical, mental and spiritual maturity, with the motto: "Seek, Serve and Follow Christ"

Girls' Brigade is a Christian organisation and part of each meeting involves Bible story time and worship. We also do loads of games and crafts. We do lots of other things too like singing, baking, helping other people and learning about our world.

The 11th Edinburgh and Lothians Girls' Brigade company meets on Tuesday evenings during term time in the Church Hall.

Girls meet together each week as a group to work through a programme of activities suited to their age and ability.


Age: 4 - 7 yrs

The Explorers explore spiritual, physical, educational and service aspects of a theme. The main emphasis is on fun and enjoyment as they learn to work and play together.

Explorers are the youngest age group in Girls’ Brigade. Like school, girls are grouped into sections according to their age on 1st July. Some companies run the Explorers section from age three to seven years old and some companies run their Explorers from age five to seven years old and have a separate Under 5s section for their three and four year olds. This is at the company’s discretion.

Girls must be three years old before they can join GB. Girls may join either when they have had their third birthday or the September following their third birthday. Some companies only take new starts in September whilst others will take girls throughout the year as soon as they turn three. Please check this with the local leaders of your chosen company.

Activities for Explorers may vary from company to company but here's an idea of the type of thing they can enjoy:

- Learning about Jesus
- Playing games
- Painting & craft
- Special outings
- Singing
- Dressing up
- Dancing
- Making friends


Explorers can earn badges for their efforts in GB, including a reward system for attendance and
Explorer Star badges for taking part in certain badgework activities.


In Girls' Brigade we wear uniform because it enables equality and promotes a sense of belonging - all the girls look the same irrespective of background.

The other sections meet at the same time so that they can share common elements of the programme, such as games, crafts, devotions, etc. The rest of the evening is spent following a syllabus of spiritual, physical, educational and service subjects.

From time to time, special events and competitions are organised for the companies in Edinburgh Division or in Scotland.

Why not visit us and see if GB is the organisation for you! Come along, and bring your friends to help us grow GB in Scotland.

Meting details:

Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Age: P1 - P3

To register, please see

Please contact Captain Judith Walker for more information.
4 - 12
Days and Times
Tuesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Stockbridge Parish Church
7b Saxe Coburg Street, Stockbridge

North West 
Contact Details
Contact Person: Judith Walker
Contact Telephone: 0131 467 5150
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 25 September 2020