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The Guild

The Church of Scotland Guild, with some 20,000 members, is one of the largest voluntary organisations in Scotland.  

In 2017 the Guild celebrated its 130th anniversary.


Here at Galston, we meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, from end of September to March/April of the following year. The venue is the Hogg Hall and we start at 2.00 p.m.  Our meetings are interesting and varied, with topics varying from the serious to the hilarious.   We have an annual musical concert, a variety of guest speakers, Tea with the Guild in December and a Daffodil Tea to finish off our session.


For those who require transport, we provide a taxi service at a small cost of £2.00 per meeting.


The Guild nationally supports six projects over the course of three years and raises a tremendous amount of money for these very worthwhile causes.


Wed 27th Sept - Opening Service in Hall with Nicky Smith and pupils from Loudoun Academy

11th Oct - Music with Centrestage

25th Oct - Beetle Drive

8th Nov - Preventing online fraud

22nd Nov - The Vine Trust

13th Dec - Noel Tea with Elvis


10th Jan - Crafting with Kathy

24th Jan - Celebrating the Bard

14th Feb - New Wine, new wineskins

17th Feb - Spring Fayre/Coffee Morning

28th Feb - VIP & Royal Security

1st Mar - World Day of Prayer at Newmilns

13th Mar - AGM & Quiz

27th Mar - Daffodil Tea with Loudoun Friends

11th Apr - Musical Presentation with Ruth Box at Loudoun Guild, Newmilns

Why not come and join us?  We offer friendship and fellowship and are open to all.

Our current six projects are :

Home for Good

Finding homes for vulnerable children


Eating disorders

Beat is the UK's eating disorder charity. They exist to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.


UNIDA – which means "together" in Portuguese –

Hear our Voice: empowering young women for ministry and service" is a project at UNIDA designed to empower young women through theological education.

Starchild – finding the light in every child

The project will address the challenges of stigma and myths related to intellectual and physical disability in Uganda. Many of these children and young people have been locked up, tied up and left in the dark.

The Vine Trust – Kazunzu Village of Hope

Enables volunteers to provide medical, home-building and care support to communities living in severe poverty in Tanzania and Peru.

Chocolate Heaven – Pioneers

Chocolate Heaven is providing employment for chocolate makers, fair prices for local growers, producing and selling delicious chocolate in all the flavours we love.


The total money raised for the undernoted six projects from 2018 to 2021 was £551,434.


  • CrossReach: £103,123.34

  • Sailors' Society: £84,555.46

  • Boys' Brigade: £93,853.57

  • World Mission: £84,874.10

  • Malawi Fruits: £86,837.29

  • Free to Live Trust: £98,190.94


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