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
Ms Lomas has been nominated for the community prize in Scotland’s National Youth
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
Harris Girl Guide leader finalist in national awards