Edinburgh wins Girl Guides and Scouts conference

The Scottish capital wins its bid to host the 34th World Conference of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Edinburgh Conference Centre
Edinburgh Conference Centre

Edinburgh has won its bid to host the 34th World Conference of the World Association of Girl Guides
And Girl Scouts in 2011.

The Edinburgh Convention Bureau, which helped secure the event for the destination, estimates that it will be worth almost £1.2m to the local economy.

Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University is hosting the conference, which is expected to attract 600 association delegates and will run over five days, exact dates to be confirmed.

Edinburgh Conference Bureau chief executive Sue Stuart said: "This will be a landmark event and help shape the future of an organisation that has played an important role in the development of young people worldwide for a hundred years."

It is one of 23 events, collectively worth £5.8m to the local economy, that Edinburgh has recently won the right to host.

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