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Events around Scotland

Find out about the latest Christian Aid Scotland events and fundraising activities in your area:

70 Munros challenge

70 Munros Challenge launch

Until Saturday 3 October
Across Scotland

In this our 70th anniversary year, Christian Aid Scotland invites you to the mountaintop - 70 mountaintops in fact!

Between 14 February and 3 October we aim to climb 70 Munros, raising funds and raising our voices as we go. Why not walk one, some or all of them with us?

Find out how you can join the 70 Munros challenge, follow the walkers via our virtual pilgrimage, or support them with a donation.


Quiz Aid - Glasgow

Friday 22 May, 7.30pm
Cadder Parish Church South Halls, Kirkintilloch Road, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, G64 2JA

Entry is £20 per team of four.

For more information please contact Ian Watt on 0141 772 9442.


Coffee Morning and Plant Sale - Dundee

Saturday 23 May, 10am-12noon
Stobswell Parish Church Hall, 172 Albert Street, Dundee, DD4 6QW

Coffee morning with various stalls including cake and candy, plants and jewellery.


Spring Fair - Edinburgh

Saturday 23 May, 10am-2pm
Morningside Parish Church, corner of Braid Road and Cluny Drive, Edinburgh, EH10 6DN

Browsers at Morningside Spring Fair

Admission is free to the Morningside and Fairmilehead Churches Christian Aid Group's annual Spring Fair.

Stalls include tombola, plants, books, dvds and cds, home baking and preserves, jewellery and the Breadshare bakery. Refreshments will be available, including soup and bread.

Entertainments include Aileen Paterson reading one of her Maisie of Morningside stories at 10.45am and a plant forum with Ian Service of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society from 11am.

Also, a display of magic at 11.30 from Bill McGillivray, a performance of organ and choir at 12.20pm from Morley Whitehead and the Morningside Parish Church choral scholars, and a display of early Morningside photos by Bill Smith.


Celebrating Archbishop Oscar Romero - Falkirk

Saturday 23 May, 10.30am-2pm
Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk, FK1 4RS and the Kelpies, the Helix, Falkirk, FK2 9HQ

Christian Aid Scotland will be joining friends from SCIAF for a family picnic to remember Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, an inspirational figure for Christian Aid for many years, not least for our partners in El Salvador.

The picnic is also an occasion for marking two anniversaries - Christian Aid’s 70th and SCIAF’s 50th.

Meet at the Falkirk Wheel visitor centre from 10.30am to walk or cycle together to the Kelpies along the canal path at 11am. Or meet at the Great Lawn at the Kelpies at 12.30pm for a bring-your-own family picnic.

We will be celebrating the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero with a special prayer before the picnic.

All are welcome. Please contact events@sciaf.org.uk if you are planning to attend.


Rally for the Climate - Edinburgh

Climate campaigners in front of Edinburgh castle

Wednesday 27 May, 12noon-2pm
Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Join Christian Aid and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland at the Scottish Parliament to celebrate all that we love that is affected by climate change. Together we will call on the First Minister for action in this important year - it's time to 'Show the Love'! 

We'll be handing the First Minister thousands of messages from all across Scotland which show that people want strong political ambition on climate, both at home and internationally. Be part of our photo stunt, speak to your MSP, and enjoy crafts, music and inspirational performers.

And it's not too late to send your message to Nicola Sturgeon.

Email Nicola Sturgeon

 

 

 


Soup Lunch - Edinburgh

Sunday 31 May, 12noon-1.30pm (after morning service)
The Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ

All are welcome to join the congregation of Sacred Heart for lunch in support of Christian Aid. Four different kinds of home-made soup, and bread, will be available for a donation.


Cumbrae Challenge

Saturday 6 June, 10am-4pm
Cumbrae Slip, Great Cumbrae

Walk, run or cycle the 10 mile route around the island of Great Cumbrae, off the west coast of Scotland.

Find out more and register.


Jazz Service - North Berwick

Sunday 16 August, 6pm
Fringe by the Sea

Rev Dr David Graham leads a service with the help of the Ugly Bug Ragtime Three.

Entry is free, and Christian Aid will benefit from a share of the offering.


Quiz Night - Perth

Friday 28 August, 7pm start
Letham Parish Church Hall, Rannoch Road, Perth, PH1 2HH

Tickets are £5 each, teams of up to four.


Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories evening - Kilmarnock

Thursday 24 September
St Kentigern's Church, Dunbar Drive, Kilmarnock, KA3 7PR

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 territories. With prayers for peace.


Many Mountains to Climb - Edinburgh

Christian Aid Scotland's 70th anniversary national conference

Saturday 3 October 
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX

In our 70th year, Christian Aid Scotland is delighted to invite you to a landmark conference in Edinburgh that will reflect on our past and our future. We hope you'll join us to mark this significant milestone in our journey towards overcoming poverty.

We will be welcoming partners from Bolivia, India and South Africa, as well as directors from our international and humanitarian teams, to explore our work fighting the injustices of poverty.

Find out more about the event and how to attend.


Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories morning - Selkirk

Saturday 24 October, 10.30am-12.30pm
Selkirk United Reformed Church, Scotts Place, Selkirk, TD7 4DR

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 territories. With prayers for peace.


Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories evening - Montrose

Tuesday 24 November, 7-9pm
Knox's United Free Church of Scotland, Mill Street, Montrose, DD10 8NP

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 territories. With prayers for peace.


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If you want to get involved with any of our UK-wide fundraising events and challenges - whether you fancy running the Edinburgh Marathon, trekking Hadrian's Wall or cycling to Paris - check out our Events section and get registered!

 

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