Boys pay tribute to BB founder at anniversary service

Matthew Turnbull and Barry Williams lay flowers in honour of Sir William Smith. Pic Greg Macvean.

Matthew Turnbull and Barry Williams lay flowers in honour of Sir William Smith. Pic Greg Macvean.

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Two members of the 2nd/4th Motherwell Boys’s Brigade company have been paying tribute to the organisation’s founder.

Barry Williams (17) and Matthew Turnbull (17) laid flowers next to a plaque commemorating Sir William Smith, at a special service of thanksgiving at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh.

The anniversary service marked 133 years of shaping the lives of young people in Scotland and around the world.

It was led by BB Scotland Chaplain the Rev Derek Hughes, who is also minster of Dalziel St Andrew’s Parish in Motherwell, with nearly 100 in attendance including 20 BB leaders and young people.

Bill Stevenson, acting CEO of The Boys’ Brigade UK & RoI, said: “The service brought together people of all ages to give thanks to the vision of the Brigade’s founder, Sir William Smith. I was delighted to see some of current members attending and even some leaders from BB Hong Kong.

“Days like this remind us of our proud history, but also help us focus on the needs of today’s young people.

“Whilst the BB has been around for some time, the organisation is as committed as ever to offer a safe place where young people can have fun, learn and be themselves.”