Aberlour news

Aberdeen creatives come together to tell story of Scotland’s children

SCOTLAND’S children’s charity Aberlour has released an illustrated book to tell the story of its 140 year history, with the generous support of Aberdeen designers, writers and artists. ‘The Story Of Aberlour‘ which was launched at a reception at the National Museum of Scotland with the First Minister, was produced by Aberdeen companies Bread PR … Continued

First Minister celebrates 140 year milestone with children’s charity

Scotland’s children’s charity Aberlour has celebrated its 140th anniversary, in a glittering reception with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The organisation, which is the largest solely Scottish children’s charity, welcomed more than 250 supporters, funders and those who use the charity’s services, to the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on Tuesday (1 December 2015). The … Continued

Scottish charities voice support for Named Person

Aberlour has led a coalition of Scottish children’s organisations to present a joint briefing to MSPs in advance of a recent Conservative Party-led debate criticising the Named Person provisions of the Children and Young People’s Act. The briefing, prepared by Aberlour, makes a robust case in support of the Named Person and challenges some of … Continued

Scottish charities challenge Chancellor on BIG Lottery funding

In advance of Wednesday’s Autumn Statement, Aberlour has led a coalition of Scottish charities in writing an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP. The correspondence comes in response to suggestions that the Chancellor may be planning to divert a significant portion of BIG Lottery funding away from third sector service … Continued

Response to devastating cuts proposal

FOLLOWING reports that that the UK government is set to cut £30million from the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland, our Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly made the following statement: “If these proposals were to be implemented then the impact of a UK Government cut to lottery spending in Scotland on this scale would be devastating for … Continued

Scotland’s leading children’s charity strikes gold

SCOTLAND’S children’s charity Aberlour has achieved a prestigious accreditation for putting its people first. The charity has been awarded Gold status in the Investors In People framework (IIP), which is the highest accolade available. The award represents great progress for Aberlour, which previously held the Silver status. Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People … Continued

Paul Brannigan ‘Getting It Right’ as Patron of Aberlour

BAFTA-winning film-star Paul Brannigan has announced his support for Scotland’s children’s charity Aberlour. The 28-year-old, who won the Best Actor award for his role in The Angels’ Share, has come out in support of the charity’s Getting It Right campaign, which launched this month. Paul, who has supported the organisation for several years, has become … Continued

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Aberlour services in Fife achieve autism accreditatIon

Aberlour has achieved a respected accreditation for two of its disability services in Fife. Aberlour Options – Fife, which provides respite breaks for families from two specialist children’s houses in the area, has been accredited by the National Autistic Society (NAS). The accreditation recognises excellent standards of service provision for people with autism and Asperger … Continued

Pioneering new service launches for vulnerable mums in Forth Valley

Aberlour has launched a service in Forth Valley for women experiencing mental health issues during pregnancy. Aberlour Perinatal Befriending Support will support mums from the time of conception, through to the baby’s first birthday. The service launch follows increasing awareness of perinatal mental health – the period before and after a child is born – … Continued

Aberdeen Couples Are Strictly Fabulous For Aberlour

The fundraising event in aid of Scotland’s children’s charity, will return to the Beach Ballroom on Thursday September 10, during Offshore Europe.  The competition, which takes couples from around the city and puts them through weeks of dance training in preparation for the night, is being sponsored by Rigzone, The Law Practice, Evoke IT and … Continued

A response to SCRA research on Child Protection Orders

The publication of the latest research from the SCRA (Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration) into Child Protection Orders (CPOs) in Scotland is illuminating and instructive. But while it demonstrates the organisation’s leadership and commitment to a vision where vulnerable children and young people in Scotland are safe, protected, and offered positive futures, it also serves to … Continued

Take the politics out of childcare

As attention shifts to the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary Election, the territories over which this campaign will be fought have already started to emerge. How we answer the many challenges around the delivery of affordable, high quality childcare for a modern Scotland is clearly an area likely to create debate but we believe it is time … Continued

Childcare candidates celebrate qualifications success

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

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

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

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

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