Guide leaders needed in Drymen


DO you have some time to spare? New Guide leaders are urgently needed in Drymen.

Guiding in the Drymen area is thriving and as a result there are now waiting lists for girls wanting to join Brownies, Guides and Senior Section. The number in each unit has had to be restricted as there are only a few committed volunteers to deliver the wide and varied Girl Guiding programme to girls aged five years and upwards. There are lots of youngsters in the area wanting to become Girl Guides, but they cannot be enrolled without more leaders. Also, the Rainbow unit will shortly be losing a valuable member of the team.

If you are interested, please call Heather Hodgson District Commissioner on 01360 661103 or 07505 132175 and find out more of what would be expected of you.

Meetings are held on a Wednesday – Rainbows and Brownies in Drymen Village Hall and Guides and Senior Section in the Church Hall Annexe. Why not go along and see what is involved and if you are aware of a youngster who would like to join the Guides, please get in touch, to put them on the waiting list.


THE duck race is always an important part of the annual Fintry Fling but a recent dry spell of weather meant there wasn’t enough water flowing in the Endrick to put the ducks in the river.

More than 1000 plastic ducks are used in the event which is traditionally organised by the Rotary Club of Strathendrick. This year a group of enthusiastic young people came to the rescue when they ran around the sports field, grabbed a duck from the huge pile, and raced to the finishing line to determine the winners.

Prizes were won as follows - 1st (£100) Mark Scott, 2nd (£50) Ina Comrie, runners-up (£25) Moira Perritt, James Noonan, Douglas Hamilton and Gill Cowan.

The Rotary Club of Strathendrick would like to thank all those who bought ducks and supported this entertaining event, £700 was raised and will now be donated to local youth charities.