Who we are

The Boys’ Brigade is one of the biggest Christian Youth Organisations in the UK and Republic of Ireland, committed to enriching and supporting the lives of children and young people to learn, grow and discover in a safe, fun and caring environment, by providing opportunities to participate in fun and developmental activities and experiences.

We offer an array of activities for all ages, whether it is camping, or kayaking, first aid or football, music or crafts, the list is extensive and will provide something for every young person. Members develop skills, build confidence, make friends, take responsibility and are encouraged to make a real difference in their local communities by sharing the values that make us who we are.

Edinburgh Battalion formed in 1888 and was closely followed by the formation of Leith Battalion. Both ran with great success and eventually merged into Edinburgh, Leith & District Battalion in 1998, covering Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian.

The role of the Battalion is to promote the interests of the Brigade across these areas by arranging activities and events for our members, by the provision of support, training and opportunities for fellowship for leaders and by seeking opportunities for development of the Brigade to fulfil its object better.

Battalion Executive Members

  • Battalion President – Owen Thompson MP
  • Battalion Secretary – Ian Montgomery
  • Battalion Treasurer – Simon Porteous
  • Battalion Chaplain – Rev David Scott
  • AS/JS Activities Rep – Heather Chambers
  • CS/S Activities Rep – Robert Dransfield
  • CS/S Activities Rep – Lindsay Stein
  • Craggan Rep – Michael Daniel

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8-11 years