Annual Holiday 2017 – Dates for payment of balance

Our annual holiday, which this year is to Scarborough, is fast approaching and will be here before you know it. Our activities have now been booked. We would ask at this time that you please note the below deadline dates for payment of the balance of the holiday:

  • Junior Section – 20th March 2017
  • Company Section – 22nd March 2017

We will be providing more information around the holiday soon. However, one thing we would bring to your attention just now is that each boy must have a sleeping bag as bedding is not provided at the centre. If you do not have one these can be purchased from many places popular choices include: Argos; Go Outdoors and Decathlon. Prices can often start as low as £9.99.

Junior Section Fundraising Racenight – 4th March 2017



The Junior Section will be holding a fundraising Racenight on Saturday 4th March in Hawkhead Bowling Club.

The purpose of this event is to raise much needed funds to help subsidise the variety of activities that the Junior Section takes part in throughout the year; including our Monday night activities, nights out and holidays; and it is absolutely essential in helping keeping the cost of our activities as low as possible and affordable for everyone as we possibly can.

Tickets priced £3.00 are now available, and horses are also available for sale at £3.00 . Quite simply give your horse a name; and if it wins its’ race on the night you will receive a prize.

Please note, you can still buy horses even if you are unable to attend. Tickets and horses are available from Junior Section staff both tonight (20/02) and next Monday night.

We look forward to having a good support from as many parents and friends as possible.

Annual Holiday 2017 – Junior Section & Company Section

This year we have booked the Emmaus Centre at Wydale on the outskirts of Scarborough for our annual holiday, from Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th April 2017 (first week of the school Easter holidays). The centre is self-catering and is situated in the grounds of a large country house operated as a hotel by the Church of England. We will have exclusive use of the centre and its facilities which include a large TV and games room, and a floodlit outdoor multi-court.

Emmaus Centre, Wydale

As previously this will be a joint holiday with both the Junior Section and Company Section holidaying together, however the sections will be accommodated within separate areas of the centre and will operate largely separate programmes of activities; coming together mainly for meals.

Activities for the duration of our stay have yet to be confirmed, but we plan to use the centre as a base to visit attractions in the local area such as Scarborough, a theme park, paintball and go-karting; as well as activities such as swimming, bowling and a cinema trip.

If you wish your son to attend the holiday, a deposit of £25 must be paid by the below dates:

  • Junior Section – Monday 30th January, 2017
  • Company Section – Wednesday 1st February, 2017

Boys in each section have been issued letters which provide details specific to their section. Boys will be issued with a payment card and the balance of the holiday can be paid up week by week if you wish. The full balance is due no later than Monday 20th March, 2017 for Junior Section and Wednesday 22nd March, 2017 for Company Section.

Please note that any cancellations after 1st March will be subject to payment in full.

Gift Service – 7pm 07/12/2016

The 167th Glasgow Boys’ Brigade and the Girl Guiding units of St Andrew & St Nicholas have been thinking about all the poor children and families in our area who are struggling and with Christmas fast approaching we decided to offer our hand of friendship hence the idea of a Gift Service.

All the organisations will contribute in different ways: e.g. donate one night’s collections; decorate and fill boxes as part of badge work.

All donations will stay in our area.

We have contacted Local Food Banks and Children 1st to come along to our Gift Service to receive our gifts, on Wednesday 7th December at 7pm in the Hartlaw Crescent church. All visitors will also be made most welcome, so please do come along on 7th December for our service at 7pm.