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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.

Check out our full events calendar for 2018!

EventEvent description

Skydive Challenge

31st March 2018

If you love adrenaline and pushing yourself to the limit for good causes, this could be the perfect challenge for you!

The Kiltwalk

29th April 2018 - Glasgow                    3rd June 2018 - Aberdeen

9th August 2018 - Dundee                   16th September 2018 - Edinburgh

We are delighted to be taking part in The Kiltwalks 2018! 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’ for Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh.  

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 & 5k

29th April 2018

"Run through the heart of Scotland" with Team Barnardo's. Sign up through the event website then drop us an email to let us know and we'll send you a fundraising pack.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

26th and 27th May 2018

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

River Dee Wild Swim

2nd June 2018

Swim this beautiful river in a 1/2 mile, 1 mile or 2 mile open water swim for charity.

Forth Rail Bridge Abseil

10th June and 21st October 2018

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! Places will be on sale from February 2018, please email to be added to our waiting list.

Tough Mudder

16th and 17th June 2018

Are you tough enough? Sign up through the Tough Mudder webpage, and drop us an email to receive your fundraising pack!

Rough Runner

18th August 2018

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

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

TBC August 2018

Join some of your favourite comedians from TV and stand up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Loch Ken Wild Swim

8th September 2018

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!

Barnardo's Scotland Golf Day

13th September 2018

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

Loch Ness Marathon

23rd September 2018

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

Great Scottish Run

30th October 2018

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

Believe in Me Lunch

TBC 2018

Join us for a truly magical afternoon to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in style!

Find more information or reserve a table here.

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!

In 2017, some daring fundraisers took on a skydive, a walk from Edinburgh to Glasgow and a cycle from John o'Groats to Lands End! What will you do? Or check out our monthly challenge calendar for inspiration at any time of the year!


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.

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