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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


I Witness Exhibition: Images of Hope from Haiti - Kelso

Thursday 23 - Friday 24 April 10am-4pm; Sunday 26 April 12.30-4pm; Monday 27 April 10am-4pm
Quaker Meeting House, Abbey Row, Kelso, TD5 7JF

Our touring photography exhibition returns to Kelso in April.

Please come along to see this inspiring and thought-provoking exhibition and learn about the work Christian Aid is involved in through our partners in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere.

For more information, contact Jo Dallas, Christian Aid Legacy Coordinator, on 0141 241 6139 or email jdallas@christian-aid.org.


Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories evening - Kingussie

Friday 24 April, 7-9pm
Kingussie Parish Church, High Street, Kingussie, PH21 1HY

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.


Ceilidh - Edinburgh

Friday 24 April, 7-11pm
Cramond Kirk Hall, Cramond Glebe Road, Edinburgh, EH4 6NS

Tickets £10, including supper and a drink, are available from the kirk office on 0131 336 2036 on weekday mornings. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are also available for £25. Caller Ian Hewitt will guide you through the dances, accompanied by experienced ceilidh band Scot Reel and the Ferry Operators.


'Music Aid' Concert - Kelso

Friday 24 April, 7.30pm
Kelso North Church of Scotland, 42 Bowmont Street, Kelso, TD5 7JH

Tickets for this concert in support of Christian Aid's work are £5 for adults, £3 for children and £12 for a family of four (2 adults and 2 children), and are available on the door.


Kairos training day - Glasgow

Saturday 25 April, 10am-4pm
Wellington Church, 77 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8LE

The Scottish Palestinian Forum hosts a day exploring Kairos Britain's Call to Action.

For more information, and to register for the event online, visit www.kairosbritain.org.uk.


Tay Bridge Cross

Saturday 25 April, 10am-1pm
Tay Road Bridge, Newport-on-Tay

Join us for another year of crossing Europe's widest river while raising money to eradicate poverty.

Fancy dress and multiple crossings of the bridge are always encouraged!

Find out more and register.


Erskine Bridge Fun Day

Saturday 25 April, reception from 1pm, walk 2-5pm
Erskine Bridge, Old Kilpatrick

Come along and enjoy a walk across the Erskine Bridge for another year at the Erskine Bridge Fun Day.

A great day for all age groups, whether you fancy challenging the assault course or just want to enjoy a leisurely walk across the River Clyde.

Find out more and register.


Forth Bridge Cross

Saturday 25 April, reception from 1pm, walk 2-5pm
Forth Road Bridge, South and North Queensferry

Join us as we cross the Firth of Forth for the 43rd year, via the Forth Road Bridge.

An enjoyable day out for family and friends of all ages.

Find out more and register.


Big Sing - East Kilbride

Sunday 26 April, 7pm
Greenhills Parish Church, Greenhill Square, East Kilbride, G75 8TT

For more information please contact Mary Coles on 01355 230307, or at maryandchriscoles@hotmail.co.uk.


Art Sale - Edinburgh

Mayfield Salisbury art sale logo

Friday 1 May, 7.30-10pm; Saturday 2 May, 10am-12noon
Mayfield Salisbury Church, 18 West Mayfield, Edinburgh, EH9 1TQ

The latest in Mayfield Salisbury Church's sequence of eye-catching fundraising events for Christian Aid. Expect quality paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, craft and textile art for sale.

Tickets for Friday evening's reception are £10, and include refreshments; tickets for Saturday morning's viewing are £5, and include coffee.

For more information about tickets for either day, or to discuss submitting items for exhibition (deadline for submissions is Friday 24 April), please contact David Ewans at david.ewans31@btinternet.com or on 0131 667 3598 or visit www.mayfieldsalisbury.org.


Book Sale - Falkirk

Falkirk booksale

Monday 4 May, 6.30-8.30pm; Tuesday 5 May, 10am-7.30pm; Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 May, 10am-4pm; Saturday 9 May 10am-3pm
Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, Falkirk, FK1 1JN

Once again, May sees the return of the Christian Aid book sale at Falkirk Trinity Church. Coffee and other refreshments will be available during Saturday 9 May.

This year, there will also be an opportunity to view an exhibition of photographs from the maternal and child health project in Karonga district, Malawi which the church is supporting through Christian Aid's community partnership scheme.


Book Sale - George Street, Edinburgh

People browsing book stalls

Saturday 9 May, 10am-4pm; Monday 11 - Wednesday 13 May, 10am-3.30pm; Thursday 14 May, 10am-7pm; Friday 15 May, 10am-3.30pm
St Andrew's and St George's West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA

Since 1974, this Christian Aid Week institution has raised over £2m for Christian Aid.

Donations of books, paintings, antiques, printed ephemera, sheet music, stamps, postcards, records, toys and games, etc. can be brought to the church on Monday 27 April - Friday 1 May, 9am-9pm; Saturday 2 May, 9am-5pm; Monday 4 - Wednesday 6 May, 9am-9pm.

For more information visit http://www.stagw.org.uk/work/christian-aid-sale/.


Book Sale - Holy Corner, Edinburgh

hands and books

Saturday 9 May, 10am-5pm; Monday 11 - Friday 15 May, 11am-6pm; Saturday 16 May, 10am-5pm
Morningside United Church, 15 Chamberlain Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DJ

A wide range of books and other items, with refreshments available both Saturdays.

Donations of books, music, photographs, maps etc. are being accepted at the church office now.

For more information visit https://holycornerbooksale.wordpress.com/.


Christian Aid Week Coffee Morning - Perth

Saturday 9 May, 10-11.45am
North Church Hall, High Street, Perth, PH1 5PB

Tickets priced £2 will be available on the door. There will be the usual stalls of baking, books, Fairtrade goods, plants and toys at this regular Christian Aid Week coffee morning.


Christian Aid Week Coffee Morning - Marchmont, Edinburgh

Saturday 9 May, 10am-12noon
Marchmont St Giles Parish Church Centre, 1a Kilgraston Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2DW

All are welcome at the annual Christian Aid coffee morning at Marchmont St Giles Parish Church. The usual warm welcome awaits, although now brought forward a week to the Saturday preceding Christian Aid Week.


Christian Aid Week Coffee Morning - Goldenacre, Edinburgh

Saturday 9 May, 10am-12noon
St James Episcopal Church, 57b Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5PX

Tickets are £2.50, available on the door. There will also be a home baking stall.


Hunger Lunch - Forres

Sunday 10 May, after morning worship
St Leonard's Parish Church Hall, High Street, Forres, IV36 1PB


Soup and Sweet Lunches - Forres

Monday 11 - Saturday 16 May, 12noon-2pm
St Leonard's Parish Church Hall, High Street, Forres, IV36 1PB

Soup and a sweet for £3.50. Fairtrade stall every day.


Quiz Aid - Edinburgh

Thursday 14 May, 7pm for 7.30pm start
Cramond Kirk Hall, Cramond Glebe Road, Edinburgh, EH4 6NS

Teams of up to five and individuals welcome. Tickets, £4 in advance, including a glass of wine and nibbles, are available from the kirk office on 0131 336 2036 on weekday mornings. Tickets are £5 on the night.


Quiz Aid - Kelso

Thursday 14 May, 7.30pm
Cross Keys Hotel, The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HL

Teams of up to four can enter on the night. Enjoy a fun night with your quizmaster, Rev Bob!


Christian Aid Week Coffee Morning - South Queensferry

Saturday 16 May, 10am-12noon
Queensferry Parish Church Centre, The Loan, South Queensferry, EH30 9NS

A coffee morning with a cake and candy stall, tombola, 99p bazaar, potted plant bonanza, books, toys and activities for children. Entry is £2 per adult, children free.


An Evocation - Edinburgh

Saturday 16 May, time tbc
St John's Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

Drawing of Church of St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh

An evocation of the early 20th century in words and music.

This inspiring event will seek to evoke some of the thoughts, feelings, sentiments and consciousness of the years preceding and following the First World War through the words and music of the time, from the UK and beyond, both sacred and secular.

All-day tickets cost £10.

For further information, please contact Alastair Guild at anevocation@gmail.com.


Christian Aid Fair - Edinburgh

Sunday 17 May, 11am
Cramond Kirk Hall, Cramond Glebe Road, Edinburgh, EH4 6NS

After the morning service at Cramond Kirk, Stalls including books, music, chocolate, Fairtrade, plants, tomato plants, home baking, toys and tuck plus refreshments and raffle (drawn by 1.30pm).


Afternoon Tea - Aberchirder

Sunday 17 May, 2-4pm
Marnoch Church Hall, Main Street, Aberchirder, AB54 7TD

Tickets £4 each. There will also be a cake and candy stall.


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.


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.


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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