This is the site info for Unite 2019. Updates for 2020 will be made nearer the time.
The camping field
There are three villages, each village is distinguished by its colour – red, blue and yellow. The villages will take part in competitions through the weekend and work together to be the winning village.
Groups may wish to bring clothing, flags (or even tents) in their village colour!
Groups must provide their own camping equipment (including tents). Please be aware that all groups are required to camp within their designated camping area and that space for camping is limited.
We are only able to accommodate tents in the camping areas. Larger groups may bring a small gazebo if required, however please do not bring canvas marquees or similar.
You are welcome to cook within the camping area. Open camp fires are NOT permitted within the camping area. Small BBQs may be used.
A refuse area will be located by the villages, please make sure all rubbish is disposed of here.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is from 4:00pm on Friday. Upon arrival please check in with the welcome team at the main gate, or if you are arriving on Saturday please find a member of the site team who will be able to assist you (this is important because you will need to know where to camp according to your allocated village). Departure is from 3:00pm on Monday.
Please note we will be operating a one way system, with traffic flowing through the main driveway and exiting out the rear gate.
Food will be served 3 times a day (hot / cold breakfast, lunch and dinner) at set times from the dining room in the main house (there will be a non-vegetarian and vegetarian option served). In your welcome pack you will be given a preferred time to sit down for each meal, this has been put in place to prevent overcrowding and large queues at meal times. This year we won’t be using meal vouchers, you will just need your wristband.
The catered menu for Unite 2019 will be available soon.
If you require first aid attention please make yourself known to a member of staff with a radio or go to The Café.
Drugs, solvent and alcohol free zone
Unite operates a strict NO drugs, solvents or alcohol policy throughout the entire site.
In the evening
After midnight young people should be in an organised activity or in their own tent.
Water bottle filling station
You will be able to fill your water bottle up at any time from the following locations: camping field tap, shed tap, or the main filling station on the front lawn.
These must be switched off or on silent when inside any venues on site.
Smoking / vaping
A strict NO smoking / vaping policy operates in all buildings, venues and all outdoor areas, except for the designated smoking / vaping area which is by the summer house on the front lawn (near the main flag).
These MUST be worn at all times and will be checked regularly by the site team. This is to ensure only paying guests are on site. Broken wristbands can be replaced for a small fee and anyone without a wristband will be required to purchase one at The Café.
Vehicles / parking
Limited parking will be available on site for minibuses and cars only. The majority of parking will be designated as “for event duration” and unless agreed on arrival you should assume that you will not be able to remove your vehicles part way through the event. Coaches and other large vehicles will not be able to access the site.
Please note that the decisions relating to parking may need to be changed at short notice if bad weather is being experienced or is forecast. It is hoped that the availability of Friday to Monday parking will be a great help to groups.
The Boys’ Brigade is not responsible for cars or any valuables held within them.
Playing of loud music is not permitted on site or in any venues. Noise should be kept to a minimum late at night, especially in the camping areas. Also, please avoid any unnecessary noise before 7:30am!
Loss / damage to property
Any items of lost property should be handed in. Unite and The Boys’ Brigade cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to property and / or vehicles.
These can be purchased from The Café for a small fee.
Showers are free of charge: For over 18s in the Thurso Centre and for under 18s in the Sports Hall.
More information and updates
These can be found on the notice boards in your village or the rotating information screen in The Café.
Fire assembly point
This located by the main flag pole in front of the house.
The fire pit
There is to be no unauthorised use of the fire pit at any time.
In the event of an emergency
You will asked to calmly leave the venue you are in and walk to the assembly point (main flag pole at the front of the house), where groups will be checked in by the marshal. Once we know everyone is accounted for and the situation is in hand we will return to the programme at the earliest opportunity. Leaders are responsible for all the children and young people in their care.
The Café – 9:00am to 12:30am (except during worship)
The Diner – Breakfast, lunch and dinner (times as per your village colour)
Countdown to Unite:
17th March 2020
It is with immense sadness that we must announce that, in light of the ongoing Coronavirus situation, the decision has been made to cancel Unite 2020. It is not a decision that has been taken lightly, but has been done based on the latest Government advice, BB guidance and in consultation with other youth organisations […]
6th February 2020
We’re excited to announce that our theme for Unite this year is Citius, Altius, Fortius – inspired by the Olympic motto which is Latin for “faster, higher, stronger”. We’ll be celebrating the 2020 Summer Olympics, which take place in Japan a few weeks after Unite, with a packed programme of activities – a number of […]
21st October 2019
We are excited to confirm that Dez Johnston, Director of Alpha Scotland, is returning to Unite in 2020 as our speaker! Dez was the speaker at Unite 2019 and has also been a big part of the collaboration between Alpha and The Boys’ Brigade, which has enabled Companies to access resources to run the Alpha […]