Aberlour news

Joining the Dots

In May 2016, the CEO of Aberlour, SallyAnn Kelly, Assistant Director Liz Nolan and Perinatal Support Coordinator Angie Rennie, were invited to join The Templeton Expert Group. The group, comprised of individuals and representatives of organisations actively involved in delivery of care, education and research in the field of perinatal and infant mental health, met to discuss … Continued

Stirling-based Law Firm take on Marathon Fundraising Challenge

Kerr Stirling are set to kick off a year’s fundraising for Aberlour, by taking on the Edinburgh Kiltwalk. The Stirling-based law firm has chosen Aberlour – Scotland’s Children’s Charity, to be its charity of the year and will be working hard to raise funds for the children, young people and families the charity supports across … Continued

NEW research published on what’s best for babies in prison

NEW research into the issue of mothers and babies in prison has been unveiled, following a collaborative project between Aberlour, The University of Stirling and The Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection. Findings suggest that the current arrangements in Scotland do not adequately account for the often complex needs of imprisoned mothers, who have often had … Continued

Childcare professionals celebrate success with Aberlour Futures

A NEW cohort of North-east childcare professionals have received qualifications after undergoing training with Aberlour. A total of 85 students, including 17 Modern Apprentices, celebrated their success at an awards ceremony held at the Copthorne Hotel. They had all completed training with Aberlour Futures – Aberdeen City and Shire, a non-profit making SVQ training and … Continued

Our response to SCVO’s update on fundraising regulation

AN ENHANCED model for fundraising regulation in Scotland will see greater responsibility placed on charities and OSCR to ensure good practice. This approach has been agreed by the Scottish Fundraising Working Group, convened by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and follows extensive consultation with charities and the general public. At Aberlour, we recognise … Continued

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Aberlour signs collaboration agreement with Stirling University

Aberlour has signed a collaboration agreement with The University of Stirling’s new Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection. Building on a strong existing partnership, they have committed to work closely together on projects that help develop research, education, training and student volunteering to promote the wellbeing and protection of children in Scotland and beyond. ‌Professor Brigid … Continued

Children’s charities urge Supreme Court throw out Named Person appeals

Below is a letter signed by Scotland’s leading children’s charities and public sector stakeholders, about the arguments being heard in the Supreme Court this week, by those opposed to the national roll-out of the Named Person service. This letter was printed on Wednesday 9 March 2016 in the Scotsman, Herald, Daily Record and National newspapers. … Continued

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Aberlour gets walking for the 2016 Kiltwalk

Aberlour, Scotland’s Children’s Charity has joined forces with The Kiltwalk to raise funds to support some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people. With the backing of Scotland’s leading philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter, The Kiltwalk is looking bigger and better than ever before. Every penny raised from the walks in 2016 goes towards supporting … Continued

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