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Events around Scotland

What's on at Christian Aid Scotland?

From Bridge Crosses to Jamborees, heritage trails to Lent Lunches, we’ve got something for every Christian Aid supporter. Will you join us?


Christian Aid Week Jamborees - Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh

Saturday 25 February 2017, 1-5pm
Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, Glasgow, G42 9QU

Saturday 11 March 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
St Mark's Church, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1JY

Sunday 2 April 2017, 2-6pm
Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL

Be inspired by, and share your experiences of fundraising with, other Christian Aid supporters. These events are for new, existing and curious supporters alike.

Our Christian Aid Week Fundraising Jamborees are your chance to hear what other churches are doing for Christian Aid Week.

Whether you're a Christian Aid Week regular or a new volunteer, we're hoping that you will come along and tell your fundraising stories, and pick up some new and exciting ideas too.


Soup and roll Lent Lunches - Dumfries

Every Friday, 3 March - 7 April 2017, 12noon-1.30pm
St John's Church Hall, Lovers' Walk, Dumfries, DG1 1LW

Dumfries and district churches invite you to a series of Lent lunches of homemade soup with a cheese or plain roll, tea and coffee for a minimum donation of £3.50 for adults, £2 for children. There will also be a sales table and a Fairtrade stall.


Fiona's fundraising quizzes - Edinburgh

Christian Aid's Fiona Buchanan with running gear

Christian Aid Scotland's very own Youth Development Officer, Fiona Buchanan, is running the London Marathon on 23 April, and is raising funds through two quiz nights.

Pub Quiz
Sunday 5 March 2017, 7pm

The Antiquary, 72-78 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AQ

Entry is £5 per head. Come in teams of four to six people, or find team mates on the night. To get tickets in advance, please email Fiona.

If you can't come, but would still like to support Fiona's fundraising, please visit her online fundraising page.

Marathon Quiz Fundraiser
Friday 31 March 2017, 7.30pm
Carrick Knowe Church, 118-132 Saughton Road North, Edinburgh, EH12 7DR

Entry is £5 per head. Proceeds will be shared between Christian Aid and Bethany Christian Trust. Come in teams of four to six people, or find team mates on the night. Bring your own wine/beer, glasses and snacks will be available. To get tickets in advance, please email Fiona.

If you can't come, but would still like to support Fiona's fundraising, please visit her online fundraising page.


Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory evening - Edinburgh 

Sunday 26 March 2017, 7-9pm
East Craigs Church Centre, 3 Bughtlin Market, Edinburgh, EH12 8XP

An opportunity to hear stories from Christian Aid, the Church of Scotland, the Scottish Episcopal Church and the United Reformed Church about recent trips to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. With prayers for peace.


I Witness Bolivia

From April 2017
Venues tbc

A new photography exhibition featuring Christian Aid's work in Bolivia will be available from April 2017 onwards.

Communities in the Bolivian Amazon region are highly vulnerable to climate change. With stunning photographs to accompany stories from three Christian Aid supporters who recently visited our projects there, this exhibition will give unique insight into our work in Bolivia.

To find out more about the exhibition please email Jo Dallas, or call her on 0141 241 6139.


Family quiz - Edinburgh

Saturday 1 April, 6.30pm for 7-9pm
Polwarth Parish Church, 36-38 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 1LU

Come as a team of 4-5 people, or join a team on the night. Tickets are £5 per person and all are welcome. Bring Your Own Bottle, snacks and juice will be provided.

Email office@polwarth.org.uk to register for tickets in advance.


Ian Rankin in conversation - Edinburgh

Wednesday 19 April, 7.30-9.30pm
Fairmilehead Parish Church, 1a Frogston Road West, Edinburgh, EH10 7AA

This latest in the Morningside and Fairmilehead Churches Christian Aid Group's series of 'in conversation' events sees writer and journalist Eleanor Updale interviewing fellow novelist Ian Rankin.

Tickets are £8, including refreshments, and are available from the church office - office@fhpc.org.uk. Advance purchase is strongly advised.


Forth Bridge Cross

Saturday 22 April 2017, 2pm start
Forth Road Bridge

An old favourite with a new view! Join us as we raise money and admire the new Queensferry Crossing.

Register now




Coffee morning - Carnwadric

Saturday 29 April, 11am-1pm
Carnwadric Church, Boystone Road, Carnwadric, Glasgow, G46 8HP

Entrance is £1 to this coffee morning with baking, bric-a-brac and toy stalls, plus a chocolate tombola and bouncy castle.

For further information email Linda McGrouther at Lmcgrouther92@gmail.com.


Tay Bridge Cross

Saturday 29 April 2017, 2pm start
Tay Road Bridge

A classic Christian Aid sponsored walk for the people of Fife, Dundee, Angus and beyond!

Register now




Charity Chic - Edinburgh

Saturday 29 April 2017, 5-7pm
Church Hall, Christ Church Morningside, 6a Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DD

You are invited to a charity shop fashion show at Christ Church Morningside.

Entry is by suggested donation of £5, with all proceeds to Christian Aid. A free drink and nibbles with each seat - book yours by calling the church office on 0131 229 0090.

Some of the clothes modelled will be available to buy at the end of the show.


Erskine Bridge Cross

Saturday 6 May 2017, 2pm start
Erskine Road Bridge

For the 30th anniversary of the Erskine Bridge Cross, all funds raised will go to support Christian Aid programmes in India working on health, education, land and rights.

Register now




Book sale - George Street, Edinburgh

People browsing book stalls

Saturday 13 May, 10am-4pm; Monday 15 - Wednesday 17 May, 10am-3.30pm; Thursday 18 May, 10am-7pm; Friday 19 May, 10am-3.30pm
St Andrew's and St George's West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA

An Edinburgh institution since 1974. Expect books of every kind, paintings, antiques, ephemera, sheet music, stamps and postcards, records and CDs, DVDs, toys and games, baking and preserves.

Come for the day and refresh yourself in the Undercroft café.

Donations of books and other items welcome.


Book sale - Holy Corner, Edinburgh

hands and books

Saturday 13 May, 10am-5pm; Monday 15 - Friday 19 May, 11am-6pm; Saturday 20 May, 10am-5pm
Morningside United Church, 15 Chamberlain Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DJ

The Holy Corner book sale goes from strength to strength. Raising more than £18,000 for Christian Aid Week in 2016, the sale is now a 'must visit' part of Edinburgh's incredible seven days of Christian Aid Week activity.

Refreshments available both Saturdays.

Donations of books and other items welcome.


Sponsored walk - Speyside

Saturday 13 May 2017, 11am
Tamdhu Station, Knockando

Join walkers from churches in Aberlour, Dufftown, Knockando and Rothes for their annual eight mile sponsored walk from Tamdhu Station to Craigellachie, via the Speyside Way, one of Scotland's Great Trails.

New participants are very welcome. There is no charge for participation, but walkers are invited to raise sponsorship, or make a donation.

For more information, please email David Anderson at maurvid@hotmail.com.


Loch Leven Heritage Trail

Saturday 3 June 2017
Loch Leven

A brand new sponsored walk or cycle around the stunning Loch Leven. With wildlife, history and remarkable views, this event will be a unique experience and day out for all ages and abilities.

Register now




Cumbrae Challenge

Saturday 10 June 2017, 10.30am start
Great Cumbrae ferry slip

Walk or cycle your way around this stunning little island in the Firth of Clyde.

Register now




Whitelee Windfarm Weekend

September 2017, date tbc
Whitelee Windfarm, Moor Road, Eaglesham, G76 0QQ

On Saturday, a seven mile sponsored walk through the majestic wind turbines. On Sunday, bushcraft survival for youth groups.


In Memory Walk

Saturday 2 September 2017, 10am start
Muckhart to Logie Old Kirk

Walk along the Hillfoots Diamond Jubilee Way, near Stirling, in memory of a loved one.

Register now




Kelpies Canter

Saturday 30 September 2017, 11am start
The Kelpies, The Helix, Falkirk, FK2 7ZT

A fun-filled sponsored walk at the Kelpies.

Register now




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