Movie magic as guides take over cinema

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It was curtains up for a group of young ladies last Saturday as they launched their very own takeover of Highland Cinema.

More than 60 Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from across the area came together for a special private showing of Disney’s Encanto film.

Brownies from Acharacle, Fort Augustus, and Fort William, and Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from Kilmallie Church in Caol all enjoyed the special treat.

‘Across the country girls are getting special viewings at Odeon Cinemas and we didn’t want our girls to miss out just because there is no Odeon near us,’ explained guiding volunteer Faith Kernaghan.

‘Our district commissioner Laura Macadam-Slater organised our viewing at the Highland Cinema and obtained some funding to help with the cost from Lochaber Community Fundraising which helped enormously.

‘The girls thoroughly enjoyed the film and it was so lovely to be able to get together as a group after so long.’

Louise Giles, division commissioner (left) presents long service awards to leaders Debbie MacAdam-Slater (left) and Laura Macadam-Slater (right) from Kilmallie brownies and Marie-Luise MacDonald from Acharacle brownies. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos.

To make the occasion even more special three local Guiders were presented with their five-year service awards on the day. Laura MacAdam-Slater and Debbie Macadam-Slater from Kilmallie Brownies and Marie-Luise MacDonald from Acharacle  Brownies.

‘It’s been a hard couple of years keeping units going via Zoom, etc, when we were unable to meet, but it was great to see so many girls there on Saturday,’ added Faith.

Anyone interested to join as a volunteer or as a Rainbow, Brownie or Guide should go to the www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk website and go to the Become a Volunteer section.