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Calling Notice Brigade Council - 1st September 2018

Formal notice regarding this year's Brigade Council can be downloaded here.

Paper copies are available from BB Headquarters on request.

Brigade Conference 2018

Brigade Conference in 2018 will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland from 31st August to 2nd September.

If you have any questions please get in touch with our Scottish HQ on 01324 562 008 or email

Brigade Conference 2018 Edinburgh Start: 31st Aug, 18:00 End: 2nd Sep, 14:00

Location: Hilton Grosvenor Grosvenor Street Edinburgh EH12 5EF

Join us in Scotland's famous, beautiful and historic capital city later this year for Brigade Conference 2018 - from Friday 31st August until Sunday 2nd September.

2018 has been designated as the 'Year of Young People' by the Scottish Government a year to celebrate young people's achievements and value the contribution they make to their local communities. For the Brigade, of course, every year is a year of young people, however conference will take up the Year of Young People theme.

The conference takes place at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, in Edinburgh (Haymarket), and will feature a packed programme with workshops, worship, opportunities for fellowship, as well as the AGM. The Hotel has very good transport connections to both Edinburgh airport and for rail.

The conference is open to all leaders in the UK and ROI, and we would particularly encourage as many young leaders from across the Brigade family to attend.

Conference registration information, as well as details of a range of accommodation options in Edinburgh, is available here...

We anticipate this year's event to be very busy, so would advise registering and booking
accommodation in plenty of time.

We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh!

Brigade Conference 2017

Brigade Conference 2017 took place in Manchester from 1st to 3rd September.

The weekend started out at The Copthorne Hotel in Salford Quays with a Reception attended by Brigade President, Lord Griffiths of Burry Port and The Lord Mayor Manchester, Councillor Eddy Newman along with around 180 BB leaders.

On Saturday the Brigade Council Meeting and workshops earlier in the day were held at Lighthouse Church in Eccles. 189 leaders attended the Council meeting, one of the largest attendances in recent years.

Read the Brigade Council 2017 Summary.

Full details of the motions for this year's Annual General Meeting were sent out with the Summer Gazette Mailing. Read the Brigade Council Notice of Business (including motions)

On Saturday evening a Gala Dinner with entertainment from Aaron Calvert was held at The Copthorne Hotel for some 150 guests. On Sunday morning worship was led by Brigade President, Revd The Lord Griffiths of Burry Port at Emmanuel Community Church in Salford.

Brigade Council

Brigade Council is the governing body of The Boys' Brigade in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland.

Council Meeting Summary

Reports from previous Brigade Council Meetings can be found below:

Summary and the Minutes of the Brigade's Annual Council Meetings:

Council 2013 - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Council 2012 - London, England
Council 2011 - Cardiff, Wales
Council 2010 - Armagh, Northern Ireland
Council 2009 - Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Council 2008 - Fife, Scotland
Council 2007 - Bradford, England
Council 2006 - Cardiff, Wales
Council 2005 - Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Council 2004 - Leicester, England
Council 2003 - Fife, Scotland
Council 2002 - Birmingham, England
Council 2001 - Northampton, England

Voting at Brigade Council

For more details on how voting at Brigade Council works, see the Brigade Constitution & Regulations and look out for details of motions to Brigade Council in the BB Gazette and eBB news emails.

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