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Childcare candidates celebrate qualifications success

2
Jul
2015

More than 70 candidates have received SVQs in a range of early learning and childcare subjects, after undergoing training with Aberlour. The students attended the SVQ Annual Awards Ceremony following the completion of their training with Aberlour Futures – Aberdeen City and Shire. Aberlour Futures, which is part of Scottish children’s charity Aberlour, is an … Continued

Cyclists Asked To Test Their Mettle For Scotland’s Children

15
Jun
2015

Three leading Scottish children’s charities have joined forces with Alpine Bikes and the country’s top cycling coaches to launch a brand new sportive event. The Iron Ride will take place in Tayside on September 20, 2015. The event, which is being described as one of the toughest cycling events in the country, has been set … Continued

Play Rangers to bring more play to Scottish children

9
Jun
2015

Inspiring Scotland has selected nine charities to form a new Play Ranger portfolio tasked with helping more children in disadvantaged communities benefit from outdoor play. The nine charities will work in partnership to bring Play Rangers to communities in Edinburgh, Glasgow, South Ayrshire and for the first time ever, to the streets and parks of … Continued

Fairytale castle event brings touch of magic to Aberlour’s anniversary

4
Jun
2015

Ballindalloch Castle will celebrate the 140th anniversary of Aberlour – Scotland’s children’s charity, by hosting a Fairytale Fun Day on Saturday 13 June. Boys and girls are encouraged to dress up as their favourite storybook, fairytale and superhero characters for the event, which will run from 1 – 5pm. Children will take part in a … Continued

Tea for Two to raise funds for Scotland’s children’s charity

4
Jun
2015

Jurys Inn has launched a special afternoon tea package, to raise funds for its Charity of the Year, Aberlour. Customers can enjoy a luxury afternoon tea for two people, for just £20. This special offer is available between Monday June 15 and Monday August 31 (bookings must be made in advance). Jurys Inn General Manager … Continued

Aberlour celebrates volunteering success

2
Jun
2015

Scotland’s leading children’s charity Aberlour is marking Volunteers Week (June 1-7) with the announcement of its brand new Investing in Volunteers (IiV) status. The award, which is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management, was made following a detailed assessment process at the charity, which has around 40 services for children and … Continued

Launch of new Forum for care leavers

14
May
2015

The National Confidential Forum (the Forum) has been set up to allow people who spent time in institutional care as children to come forward and share their experiences, whatever they are. By taking part, participants will contribute to the Forum’s understanding of what it was like to be a child in care in Scotland. All … Continued

Sainsbury’s raise £55,000 for Scotland’s children

21
Apr
2015

Sainsbury’s Bank staff have celebrated raising more than £55,000 for Scotland’s children’s charity, Aberlour. Chief Executive of the Edinburgh-based bank, Peter Griffiths, joined staff in a visit to one of the charity’s disability projects, Aberlour Options – Lothian, to mark the fundraising milestone. The service, which offers respite breaks for children with disabilities, recently had … Continued

Aberlour celebrates 140 year milestone

15
Apr
2015

Aberlour is celebrating 140 years of providing expert care for children.   The organisation started life in Speyside as Aberlour Orphanage and was founded in March 1875. A fundraising dinner will be held at The Dowans Hotel in Aberlour next Friday, marking the start of a year’s worth of activity at the charity in honour of … Continued

Unique Government, business and charity partnership announced

24
Feb
2015

A unique venture by the Scottish Government, businesses and third sector organisations to help some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people has been announced today (Friday 20 February 2015). Hosted by Aberlour, The Lens is a unique partnership specifically designed to create an enterprising culture within Scottish charities. Investment from a number of organisations will allow … Continued

Update on Aberlour and The Kiltwalk in 2015

18
Feb
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

9
Feb
2015

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’

22
Jan
2015

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

5
Jan
2015

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