Scouting in Scotland - The Scout Association in Scotland - Highlands and Islands Region

The Highlands and Islands Region was formed by amalgamating the six previous Scout Areas of Caithness, Inverness, Lochaber, Orkney, Ross and Sutherland, and Western Isles. The old areas are now the six Scout Districts in the Region:

  • Caithness
  • Inverness
  • Lochaber
  • Orkney
  • Ross and Sutherland
  • Western Isles

Inverness District Scouts raise money at Christmas by delivering Christmas cards around the city delivering in excess of 27,000 cards at 20 pence per card.

Inverness District Scouts perform the Inverness Area Gang Show every two years at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness. The next show takes place 11–14 April 2012.

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