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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?


Coffee morning - Carnwadric

Saturday 29 April 2017, 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!

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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.


Inherit the Earth: photography exhibition launch - Kelso

Tuesday 2 May 2017
Café U, 45 Roxburgh Street, Kelso, TD5 7DS 

Join us at Café U, in Kelso, as we launch our new touring photography exhibition. 

Journey to the heart of the Bolivian Amazon to visit communities who are highly vulnerable to climate change.

With stunning photographs to accompany stories from three Christian Aid supporters, this exhibition captures Christian Aid’s transformational work in one of the poorest countries in South America. 

If you would like to come to the launch event of Inherit the Earth, or to find out more about the exhibition, email Jo Dallas, or call her on 0141 241 6139.


Coffee morning - Edinburgh

Saturday 6 May 2017, 10am-12noon
Polwarth Parish Church, 36-38 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 1LU

Tickets are £2.50 and include tea or coffee, a scone and a strawberry tart. There'll be book, bric-a-brac and home baking stalls too, as well as a raffle to win a hamper. 


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.

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Big Brekkie - Edinburgh

Wednesday 10 May 2017, 10am-12noon
The Well Café, City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX

Want to change the world over breakfast? Then join the Edinburgh Christian Aid staff team at our Big Brekkie, this year being held at the Well Café. Hot filled rolls (a Well Café speciality!), pastries and toast will all be available to soak up your tea or coffee. Prices from £1.65 - what better way to start your day?


Book sale - George Street, Edinburgh

People browsing book stalls

Saturday 13 May 2017, 10am-4pm; Monday 15 - Wednesday 17 May 2017, 10am-3.30pm; Thursday 18 May 2017, 10am-7pm; Friday 19 May 2017, 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 2017, 10am-5pm; Monday 15 - Friday 19 May 2017, 11am-6pm; Saturday 20 May 2017, 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.


Book sale - Nicolson Square, Edinburgh

Saturday 13 - Friday 19 May 2017, 10am-3pm
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX

Edinburgh's newest Christian Aid Week book sale is more than just a book sale, it's a book festival! Authors speaking at free talks include Kenny MacAskill, Kathy Galloway, Kenneth Steven, Sarah Agnew, Amanda Baker and Claire Benton-Evans.

For more information, visit the church's website.

Donations of books 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.


Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance

Tuesday 16 May 2017, 7.30pm
Stirling Methodist Church, Queen Street, Stirling, FK8 1HL

Robin Meyers, author, parish minister and professor will be speaking about renewing the church as an instrument of social change and personal transformation. Hosted by Progressive Christianity Network, this event is a fundraiser for Christian Aid.

More information is available from the Progressive Christianity Network website.


Coffee morning - Dollar

Saturday 20 May 2017, 10am-12noon
Burnside Hall, Dollar, FK14 7AT

Dollar Christian Aid Group invite you to their Christian Aid Week coffee morning. Entry is £3 for adults and £1 for children.


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.

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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.

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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.

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Kelpies Canter

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

A fun-filled sponsored walk at the Kelpies.

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