Kilt appeal as Scouts head for Canada

Bachory Scouts, left to right, Peter Moody, Scott Wilson and Graham Salway.
Bachory Scouts, left to right, Peter Moody, Scott Wilson and Graham Salway.

The 1st Banchory Scouts have made an appeal for kilts as they prepare to fly the flag on a trip to Canada in July.

A group of 60 Scouts and 10 leaders are travelling to Brampton, a suburb of Toronto, on an exchange trip that first started in 1980.

The Scouts, whose ages range from 10-16, are set for the adventure of a lifetime.

The Scouts and their leaders will be ambassadors for both Banchory and Scotland, travelling in kilts and full uniform.

Organisers say the popularity of the trip has found the group in need of kilts.

If anyone could lend or donate a kilt to fit a 10 to 16-year-old Scout, then contact Nick Price on 01330 82 3799 or at nprice@mycare.uk.com

All borrowed kilts will be looked after and returned.

The two-week trip involves experiencing a different culture by staying in home hospitality with a Canadian Scout family, a week camping on an island in the Canadian wilderness, and a road trip taking in Niagara

Falls.

Banchory Scouts have made various trip to Canada over the years and there had also been a number of reciprocal visits.