2016 marks 10 years since Girlguiding Ayrshire North officially launched the fundraising campaign to raise sufficient funds to build a replacement for our old Brownie House. 

In 2010, the site was purchased and work began to clear the site, drain the field and put in all the services required – including sewage, electricity and water. In 2012, the campsite was opened by Dinah Faulds (then Scottish Chief Commissioner) and soon after ‘Oor Chalet’ was completed. Over the following 3 years, there have been extensions built onto ‘Oor Chalet,’ the wigwams were added to the site, as well as the addition of more activities.

Now we are in the final push to secure funding for the last phase of the project – which is to build a multi-purpose/classroom building with toilets and kitchen. It will be used for activities for young members, training for adult leaders, and a comfortable wet weather retreat. 

blair final phase
A lot of the money required for the project has already been pledged:

  • £100,000 from Community Windpower
  • £20,000 from The Robertson Trust
  • £20,000 from Garfield Weston Trust
  • £10,000 from Awards For All
  • £8,000 from The Moffat Trust
  • But that still leaves £50,000 for members, parents, and supporters to raise – which is where you come in!

    There are lots of ways to help and support the fundraising for the final phase of the Blair Project – so keep an eye out, and support Girlguiding Ayrshire North’s campsite. 

    Direct donations can also be made so please contact the project manager, Betty Wilson (), if that is something you would be interested in.

    Units can also arrange fundraising events for Blair Activity Centre such as a bake sale, car wash, sponsored walk, as well as ragbag collections.