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Girlguiding leader, Matilda Lomas has been shortlisted for an award after reviving the movement on Harris.


Her enthusiasm has inspired the girls in the Girlguide’s and Brownies’ groups on the island and they are now well-known in the wider community for their social action projects, including collecting essential supplies for their local foodbank, entertaining and visiting residents of their local care home, and completing a beach clean.


She also supports the girls to enjoy wider opportunities. In recent years, they have travelled to Glasgow for Tartan Gig - Girlguiding Scotland's biggest ever pop concert at the SSE Hydro - taken part in outdoor adventures including the Highland Fling Regional Camp, and have taken part in Girlguiding Scotland’s international opportunities programme.


Ms Lomas has been nominated for the community prize in Scotland’s National Youth Work Awards


The national event recognises the impact of youth workers on the lives of young people.


Deputy Scottish chief commissioner for Girlguiding Scotland, Gail Fox, who nominated Ms Lomas said: “Matilda is a compassionate and encouraging leader, and a fantastic role model for the girls and young women she supports in her local community and Scotland.”









Harris Girl Guide leader finalist in national awards

6 March 2018

Matilda Lomas