Aberlour news

Aberlour Family Service – South Ayrshire receives £150,000 in lottery funding

A GROUND-BREAKING project which helps adults with learning disabilities to become better parents, has received a National Lottery Award of £150,000, from The Big Lottery Fund. Aberlour Family Service – South Ayrshire was awarded the funds for its work helping parents to increase their skills and self-confidence in taking care of their children. Service Manager … Continued

Charity Walk for Peace – A benefiting Response to Extremists by Muslims

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community whose motto is “Love for all, hatred for none” has been promoting the true teachings of Islam by organising many peace events and charity walks to raise funds for the needy, poor, sick and vulnerable members of society.  This has been a  powerful counter-narrative to extremists that are often in the … Continued

Sir Alex Ferguson meets Aberlour’s young people on visit to Govan

Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed teenagers from Aberlour’s Youthpoint service for helping revive his old neighbourhood. The football legend returned to a hero’s welcome in Glasgow’s Govan, where he grew up, to open a refurbished walkway on the banks of the Clyde. Five young people from Youthpoint helped with the refurbishment of the riverside route … Continued

Sir Alex Ferguson meets young people from Aberlour Youthpoint

A letter from Australia

The team at Aberlour were delighted to receive a letter from Helen Yates from Australia. She shared with us her family’s experience with Aberlour Orphanage, established in 1875 in Charlestoun, Aberlour. You can read her letter below:   “This donation is in memory of my father, Donald Yates, who died earlier this year. Dad’s mother … Continued

65 Early Learning and Childcare Practitioners Achieve Qualifications

Aberlour Futures, an SQA Accredited Centre providing Vocational Qualifications and Training for the Early Learning and Childcare workforce in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, has enabled 65 Early Learning and Childcare practitioners to achieve childcare qualifications. The learners were presented with awards in Skills for work Early Education and Childcare National 5 in Social Services and … Continued

Aberlour launches new residential services for children in the Highlands

THREE children’s houses have opened in the Highlands as part of a new drive to protect some of Scotland’s most vulnerable youngsters. Leading children’s charity Aberlour has opened houses in Inverness and Fort William, and a third property in Tain will begin welcoming children in the coming weeks. Each house provides a home to five … Continued

Aberlour News Summer 2017

Our summer newsletter is now out! We’re pleased to bring you the latest edition of the newsletter, packed with stories from our services across Scotland. This issue has an update from our fostering service and how you can get involved. You’ll also read more about our work with new mothers and babies. Finally, the newsletter is full of … Continued

Aberlour Summer Newsletter

what do i truly want? a view from a young person in foster care

“If you had asked me what i really wanted to do more than anything i would struggle to answer. What would i truly want? I would say i wish i could have worked harder at school, have more confidence, be different, be someone else. These are all choices in reflection i would change about myself. … Continued

A family taking a kite out to play

aberlour go live with first tv advert

Aberlour is delighted to introduce our first TV advert! The advert will run across the  STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh local channels, and on the main STV channel in April. We’re raising awareness of Aberlour and the work we do with Scotland’s hidden children. we help by Offering a safe and loving place to live for children … Continued

Screengrab of Aberlour TV advert

statement on the scottish government’s mental health strategy

We welcome the publication of a new 10-year mental health strategy by the Scottish Government, however we are disappointed at the lack of detail around many of the proposed actions. The strategy rightly identifies early intervention and prevention as key to addressing mental health concerns early before they become more acute and require more intensive … Continued

aberlour in the running for charity partnership with morgan stanley

Aberlour has been shortlisted amongst 3 other organisations for Morgan Stanley’s charity partnership. The 2 year partnership will bring in a potential £160,000 to the chosen charity. 1,300 Morgan Stanley staff based in Glasgow have been asked to vote for their chosen charity. If Aberlour win, Morgan Stanley employees will have opportunities to fundraise and … Continued

snakes and ladders of supported parenting

The Snakes and Ladders of Supported Parenting Conference has been developed by Aberlour and NHS Fife.  The two organisations have undertaken a series of exchange visits for service staff and health and social care colleagues across South Ayrshire and Fife through funding from the Keys to Life Development Fund. Aberlour’s Family Service in South Ayrshire … Continued

We welcome appointment of Fiona Duncan as Chair of care system review

We would like to congratulate Fiona Duncan on her appointment as the independent Chair of the Scottish Government’s upcoming “root and branch” care system review. We are hugely encouraged by Fiona’s appointment. We know that her professional background within the Third Sector and many years of experience working alongside organisations that support vulnerable children, young … Continued

Aberlou CEO SallyAnn Kelly