Aberlour news

Update on Aberlour and The Kiltwalk in 2015

For the last three years, Aberlour has been a main partner in The Kiltwalk and has benefited from more than £200,000 in funds raised by Kiltwalkers across Scotland, all walking together for Scotland’s children. Next month we will receive a share of the funds raised throughout 2014, and this will allow us to continue to … Continued

Innovative charity partnership celebrated in Dundee

Three years of a unique and groundbreaking collaboration between four national children’s charities will be celebrated at a learning event in Dundee on Tuesday 10 February 2015. The Dundee Early Intervention Team is a collaboration between Aberlour, Action for Children, Barnardo’s and Children 1st, and aims to offer comprehensive support for families facing difficulty in … Continued

Judicial Review rules against challenge to ‘Named Person’

Speaking after the publication of the judicial review into the legality of the ‘named person service’- created by the children and young people (Scotland) Act, which today ruled against a challenge to the provisions of the Act, Aberlour’s Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly said: “Aberlour has supported the ‘Named Person’ provisions all along and we welcome … Continued

Aberlour response to free school meals

Schools across Scotland are now serving up free school meals to every Primary 1-3 pupil, following the Scottish Government’s expanded free schools meals policy coming into effect today. Aberlour’s Chief Executive, SallyAnn Kelly said: “Any public policy initiative that focuses on the nutritional wellbeing of ourchildren is to be welcomed. The success of the pilot … Continued

Aberlour Celebrates Long Service Achievements of Dedicated Colleagues

Aberlour has been celebrating the long service achievements of staff from its services across Scotland. Between them, the 29 members of staff have dedicated a total of 460 years to Scotland’s children’s charity! The achievements were recognised at an awards ceremony, which took place on Wednesday 3 December at the prestigious Stirling Castle. Staff experienced … Continued

Statement: Aberlour response to inquiry into institutional child abuse

Following the Ministerial statement to Parliament of 17 December 2014 at which Cabinet Secretary for Education, Angela Constance signalled the Scottish Government’s intent to hold a public inquiry into historical institutional child abuse, Aberlour Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly said: “Every victim of any kind of abuse should be given the opportunity to tell their story, so … Continued

Merry Christmas from Mast Architects

Our wonderful corporate supporters, Mast Architects, who worked closely with Thenue Housing Association to design  our Family Support Service in Glasgow, have had a busy month involving all staff with their Christmas Appeal. In choosing to support Aberlour, they are helping brighten the lives of Scotland’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people, who … Continued

State of Children’s Rights in Scotland Report 2014

Launched on 20 November 2014, the report reviews the extent to which children in Scotland are able to enjoy their rights as enshrined in the UNCRC. It reflects on the past year since the publication of Together’s 2013 State of Children’s Rights report and discusses what progress has been made and where further efforts are … Continued

Appeal Launched to Bring Christmas to 150 North East Children

With just five weeks left before Christmas, Barratt North Scotland has today (Thursday 20 November) launched an appeal with Scotland’s children’s charity, Aberlour, to help over 150 vulnerable children from Moray, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire enjoy a happy Christmas. The housebuilder is urging local people, businesses and organisations to donate unwrapped gifts to any of its … Continued

Social Edge to boost innovation based on Aberlour EDGE Fund

A unique partnership of the Scottish Government, businesses and the third sector bodies has been announced that will create an innovation programme for Scotland’s voluntary sector where charities can access funds and support to accelerate their enterprising ideas. The Social EDGE, which complements renowned innovation programme ScotEdge for Scottish business entrepreneurs, is designed to create … Continued

Charities Call for Smith Commission to Extend the Franchise

Scotland will be viewed as a world leader by fully engaging and empowering its 16 and 17 year olds as fully franchised citizens active in the development of a fairer, more equal and more prosperous country. The past few months have clearly marked a new era of democratic engagement. The Independence Referendum engaged young people … Continued

Strictly Come Prancing Raises Funds for Edinburgh’s Children

The event, which took place on Saturday (20 September) at The Sheraton in Edinburgh was a resounding success. Eight couples performed dance routines in front of a live audience, and were critiqued by three Judges – Andy Hamilton (CEO of CompanyNet), Pamela Mundt (of Microsoft Scotland) who won Strictly Come Prancing 2013, and Senay Taormina … Continued

Aberlour Judges Get Dancing for Flagship Edinburgh Fundraiser

Aberlour, Scotland’s Children’s Charity, today announced the judges for their flagship Edinburgh fundraising event, the popular and prestigious Strictly Come #Prancing. Strictly Come Prancing, which based on the popular TV programme Strictly Come Dancing, will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh on Saturday 20 September, and promises to be a perfect evening of … Continued

Aberlour expands Aberdeenshire disability services

Aberlour, Scotland’s children’s charity has officially launched a new annexe building and increased disability support services on offer at its Options – Aberdeen service, while recognising the invaluable contribution of many supporters and funders who have made it possible. The Aberdeen-based service has extended facilities thanks to generous support from a range of supporters including … Continued

Strictly Come Prancing Helps Raise Funds for Aberlour

Strictly Come Prancing, the flagship fundraising event of Aberlour, Scotland’s children’s charity, has raised over £37,000 to support services helping disabled children in the Aberdeen area. The event, which took place on Saturday (30 August) at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen was a resounding success. Eight couples performed dance routines in front of a live … Continued