Kirkliston Brownies receive hi-vis vests from local housebuilder

Local housebuilder Dandara East Scotland, who is currently building a selection of new homes at its forthcoming Foxhall Gait development on Burnshot Road, Kirkliston, has donated 150 hi-vis vests to Kirkliston Girlguiding district, also known as the Brownies.

The donation of vests will ensure that the Brownies are able to safely complete outdoor activities and badges during the dark winter months. The Brownies will be kitted out in their new hi-vis vests whilst working towards their ‘Helping my Community Badge’, which they will earn through planting bulbs in the Kirkliston memorial garden and completing a litter pick in the area.

Kirkliston Girlguiding was founded in the 1970’s and is still popular today with 8 packs made up of 144 girls throughout the Kirkliston. Having opened in March 2021, the 3rd Kirkliston Brownie pack is the newest addition to the district.

Lisa Archibald, Head of Sales at Dandara East Scotland, commented: “It is a pleasure to be able to support Kirkliston Girlguiding thanks to our Foxhall Gait development. By donating fluorescent hi-vis vests, we want to help the Brownies to keep safe as the evenings are getting darker earlier so they can continue to do fantastic work in the community to complete their badges.”

Heather Still, Leader of the 2nd and 3rd Kirkliston Brownie packs, said: “We’d like to thank Dandara for its donation of hi-vis vests, as a lot of our activities are based outdoors this will ensure all of the girls can continue working towards their badges and stay safe whilst doing so.”