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Events in Scotland

We have a range of events on throughout the year, from running and cycling to hilarious comedy. Here are just a few of our up and coming events but keep coming back as we update this list as more events and dates are confirmed. Contact to sign up or discuss any of the below.

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Check out our full events calendar for 2019!

EventEvent description

Inverness Half Marathon

Sunday 10th March 2019

The Inverness ½ Marathon is the perfect Spring race to keep you motivated and training. This popular race follows a scenic route with great PB potential through the Highland capital of Inverness.

The Kiltwalk

Sunday 28th April 2019 - Glasgow

Sunday 2nd June 2019 - Aberdeen

Sunday 18th August 2018 - Dundee

Sunday 15th September 2018 - Edinburgh

We are delighted to be taking part in The Kiltwalks 2019! Get your team together for a 6, 13 or 26 mile walk around our gorgeous cities with some fabulous entertainment along the way!

Charity place

You can purchase a place with us for just £20, and we ask that you aim to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. Click on one of the following locations to ‘Register your Interest’

Own place

Don't think you can raise £100? You can also Join Team Barnardo's by registering through the Kiltwalk website, and when asked ‘which charity are you fundraising for’ simply click ‘choose your own charity or cause’ and type in Barnardo's.

Stirling Scottish Marathon

Sunday 28th April 2019

Whether you’re taking on the marathon or the half marathon distance, this event combines a stunning, scenic course with the convenience of a city centre start and finish. The challenging closed road route takes in the local countryside, imposing castles and historic towns

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

25th and 26th May 2019

Take part in the UK's fastest marathon and raise hundreds for Barnardo's Scotland! Choose from the full or half marathon team relay, 10k or 5k run.

Forth Rail Bridge Abseil

Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2019

Don’t miss out on the chance to take part in the 165ft SAS-style abseil off the iconic Forth Rail Bridge. Sign up to abseil for Team Barnardo’s!

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

Wednesday 7th August 2019

Tickets go on sale in May 2019, check the Edinburgh Fringe website for details.

The Big Barnardo’s Comedy Benefit, which has raised over £62,000 in the last seven years, takes place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Last years event was hosted by Marcus Brigstocke and eight acts took to the stage: Russell Howard, 2018 BGT winner Lost Voice Guy, Tape Face, David O’Doherty, magician Pete Firman, Zoe Lyons, Jo Caulfield and Noise Next Door. What better way to show your support of Barnardo’s than to sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Rough Runner

Saturday 17th-Sunday 18th August 2019

Get muddy for a cause and sign up to this challenge with us.

Barnardo's Scotland Golf Day

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Get the clubs out and join us for a competitive but friendly game of game and entertainment!

Loch Ken Wild Swim

Saturday 7th September 2019

With a 1km, 2km, 4km or kids 100 metre swim to choose from, the Wild Swim at Galloway Activity Centre has an option for the whole family to take part in!

Your View at the Forth Bridge

September 2019

Watch this space. More details coming soon.

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Great Scottish Run

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2019

Join Team Barnardo's in Glasgow for 10k or half marathon over this fun-packed weekend.

Loch Ness Marathon

Sunday 6th October 2019

Join the running fun at this Highland marathon for Team Barnardo's!

Your Own Challenge


If none of the above do it for you, why not set your own challenge to raise funds for Barnardo's and tell us about it. We can support you every step of the way!

Be Inspired

  • Cycle the North Coast 500
  • Hike a Munro
  • Bungee from the Killicrankie Bridge
  • Skydive in St Andrews
  • Walk from West Highland Way
  • Cycle from John O'Groats to Lands End

What will you do? Contact Jordyn Armstrong, Events Manager by phone or email to discuss your ideas today!

Email: Phone 0131 446 7021

Please remember - if there's no event listed that takes your fancy you can always take part in any fundraising event whilst raising money for Barnardo's Scotland! Just let us know and we will support you in any way we can.

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For information on events taking place in Scotland, please call 0131 446 7021.
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