Ness Vegas
Jul
15
7:00 pm19:00

Ness Vegas

Fancy a bit of mid-summer fun?

Ness Vegas is a brand new event for Inverness, bringing casino fun and great entertainment to the Inverness Highland Games! 

We're delighted the sensational Scooty & The Skyhooks will be playing a live set on the night - after a spot of casino shenanigans! On the night you'll buy special 'casino cash' to play with on the roulette, blackjack and poker tables, in a bid to win big and bag the great prizes we will have on offer. 

So what are you waiting for? Tickets are just £25 and you can get ahead of the queues by buying your Casino Cash early!

Remember all money we raise will go to supporting people across the Highlands who are experiencing mental ill health.

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Fort William Marathon
Jul
30
10:30 am10:30

Fort William Marathon

Named ‘Scotland’s friendliest marathon’, the Fort William Marathon will take you on a journey through some of the area’s most stunning scenery. A challenging multi-terrain route taking in the spectacular sites of Fort William, including Ben Nevis, Thomas Telford's Caledonian Canal and Neptune's Staircase, The Commado Memorial, General Wade's High Bridge and the old railway viaduct.

Birchwood Highland has a limited number of free places – to book one all you have to do is pledge to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. 

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Nairn Half Marathon
Aug
1
11:00 am11:00

Nairn Half Marathon

The Nairn Half Marathon is a flat, out-and-back road race. It starts and finishes at the Highland games arena, going past the beach and harbour as well as through open countryside. Organised by Nairn Road Runners is run as part of the Nairn Highland Games.

Date TBC – more information coming soon!

Birchwood Highland’s Big Belladrum Heart
Aug
3
Aug 5

Birchwood Highland’s Big Belladrum Heart

The Heart returns to Bella for its second year. We’re collecting the hopes, dreams, loves and wishes of the Highlands on the beautiful metal sculpture designed by Bella’s Joe Gibbs. So far over 1,000 people have attached lovelocks and cloots to the heart and it’s looking amazing! 

Come and join us at Belladrum and write your message to the world or seal your love with a lock. We’re just in front of the Temple, right at the spiritual heart of the Belladrum site.

Can’t make it to Belladrum this year? You can still buy a lovelock or cloot from us to support the project and we'll email a photo of the item in situ on the heart!  

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Great Aberdeen Run
Aug
27
11:00 am11:00

Great Aberdeen Run

These new 10k and half marathon runs in the vibrant city of Aberdeen, are a fantastic addition to our growing portfolio of mass-participation events which include the Simplyhealth Great North Run - the world’s biggest half marathon with 57,000 entrants.

The Half Marathon

Starting and finishing on Union Street, the half marathon course takes you north at the Beach Ballroom along the Esplanade towards the River Don, then a short out-and-back section on Ellon Road, before the picturesque Brig o Balgownie takes them across the Don for a second time as they pass half-way and head towards the historic cobbles of Old Aberdeen.

After a loop of Pittodrie Stadium runners will then pass by the beautifully reinstated Marischal College, and the new Marischal Square development will be a welcome sight at the top of Littlejohn Street before the Kirk of St Nicholas, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Robert Gordons College and Union Terrace Gardens are passed on Rosemount Viaduct.

There's sure to be fantastic support as both routes head west along Carden Place. A turn back onto Albyn Place and one final push will bring Union Street and the finish line into view meaning that the cheering crowds, friends, family and that well-deserved medal are not far away!

The 10K

Starting and finishing on Union Street the 10k will take runners east, past the Town Hall and County House and towards the famous Castle Gate before turning right down Marischal Street towards Aberdeen Harbour. At the 3k point near the Beach Ballroom, runners will then head west and will join the half marathon route later as the course loops round Pittodrie Football Stadium.

Now into the second-half of the course, runners will follow Park Road and cross West North Street before eventually making their way past some of Aberdeen’s most iconic buildings and finishing back on Union Street, where they will be handed their goodie-filled finisher’s pack and medal.

To enter, simply fill in the form below. 

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Anniversary Special: Run 30
Sep
1
Sep 30

Anniversary Special: Run 30

Help us celebrate our 30th year supporting the people of the Highlands by getting fit and active in March. We’re throwing down the gauntlet and asking you to run 30km throughout the month. You don’t have to do it all in one go – just take your time but finish the 30km by the end of March (we have another Run 30 in September if you’d rather wait – or you could do both!). All of the money you raise will go to supporting people across the Highlands who are experiencing mental ill health.

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Beast Race
Sep
2
11:30 am11:30

Beast Race

BEAST yourself on an epic 10k obstacle course race over tough Scottish terrain.  25 mega obstacles; giant water slides; icy loch water; thick mud & swamp crossings - it’s the ultimate team or solo challenge. Test your stamina at Scotland’s ‘beastliest’ obstacle race all while raising funds for Birchwood Highland! Standard entry for the event is £48.35-£51.55 and you visit the organiser's website here.

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Ascot Adventures
Jun
22
11:30 am11:30

Ascot Adventures

Fancy a day at the races?

Birchwood Highland, Marie Curie and Highland Business Women would like to invite you to Ascot Adventures at the Kingsmills Hotel, a fantastic day of racing and fundraising.

We have joined forces with the team at the Kingsmills Hotel to stage the nation’s favourite race day, so will be bringing you Ladies’ Day and The Gold Cup – all in the comfort of the hotel’s luxury suites and gardens.

The event, on Thursday June 22nd, will feature great food, live music, exciting bars and flutters a-plenty with big screen action both indoors and outdoors in the ‘paddock’.

It’ll be a hoot and we’d love it if you joined us for a flutter!

What to expect on the day…

11.30am       Bubbly and soft fizz on arrival
12.30pm      3-course lunch with complementary half bottle of wine per person
1.30pm        Live music: Sharp Exit
2.30pm        Race 1: The Norfolk Stakes
3.05pm        Race 2: The Hampton Court Stakes
3.40pm       Race 3: The Ribblesdale Stakes
4pm            Classic afternoon tea
4.20pm       Race 4: The Gold Cup
4.40pm       Gala auction, in aid of Birchwood Highland and Marie Curie
5pm             Race 5: The Britannia Stakes
5.35pm        Race 6: The King George V Stakes
6pm              Live music: Sharp Exit
7pm              Carriages
 

Dress code: As glam as you like – add a touch of pearl!

Any money raised on ticket sales, plus our fantastic auction, silent auction and table prizes, will be split evenly between Marie Curie and Birchwood Highland. We are delighted the event is supported by Highland Business Women, the region's influential networking group. 

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Rock Therapy
Jun
16
7:30 pm19:30

Rock Therapy

Join Inverness’ famous rock choir for an evening of fun and great tunes as they sing classic pop hits. This will be a night of hilarity plus top tunes, table games, tune bingo and an auction for really great prizes. A pair of weekend Belladrum tickets will be up for grabs!

Ticket prices are;

Adult - £10
Kids - £5
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 kids) - £25
+ additional kids tickets at £5
 

All proceeds in aid of Birchwood Highland, the region’s leading mental health charity and British Heart Foundation Scotland, who are leading the fight against coronary heart disease

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Stirling Scottish Marathon
May
21
12:30 pm12:30

Stirling Scottish Marathon

We're looking for runners in this year's Stirling Scottish Marathon and Family Mile! Starting west of the city at Blair Drummond Safari Park, the route will wind through the stunning Stirlingshire countryside and pass landmarks including Doune Castle, the National Wallace Monument and Bridge of Allan before enjoying a fantastic circuit of support in the City Centre and finally finishing beneath the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle.

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Black Isle Bike Ride
May
20
11:30 am11:30

Black Isle Bike Ride

Join us for the annual Black Isle Bike Ride starting and finishing at the Free church in North Kessock. Come along from 11.30am for a 12pm start. This is a family friendly event, not a race!

If you'd like to take part please email pauline.burnett@birchwoodhighland.org.uk

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Dinner with the Stars
May
19
May 20

Dinner with the Stars

 

 

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Let's Walk a Mile
May
6
10:30 am10:30

Let's Walk a Mile

Join us for Walk a Mile Inverness 2017! We will be walking a mile to raise awareness about mental health and end stigma. Come along and have a conversation with people who want to make stigma a thing of the past. 

Sign up at www.letswalkamile.org (free event).

Strathconon Cycle
May
6
10:30 am10:30

Strathconon Cycle

The Strathconon Cycle is organised by Fairburn Memorial Hall in Marybank each year and sees around 150 riders take on the 38 mile cycle. Birchwood Highland has a limited number of places for this event so if you would like to cycle the course for Birchwood Highland, please register your interest by filling in the form below. 

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Anniversary special: Walk 30
May
1
May 31

Anniversary special: Walk 30

Help us celebrate our 30th year supporting the people of the Highlands by walking 30km throughout the month. You don’t have to do it all in one go – just take your time but finish the 30km by the end of May. All funds you raise will go to Birchwood Highland and the vital work we do in the Highlands. 

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Trek
Apr
20
Apr 28

Trek

Fancy doing something exceptional, seeing beautiful scenery and raising money for our amazing charity at the same time? Join us on our trek in the foothills of the Himalayas! We've teamed up with local travel company Spirit World Adventure to create Trek In The Footsteps Of The Dalai Lama.  

Anniversary Special: Swim 30
Apr
1
Apr 30

Anniversary Special: Swim 30

Help us celebrate our 30th year supporting the people of the Highlands by swimming 30km throughout the month. You don’t have to do it all in one go – just take your time but finish the 30km by the end of April. All you have to do is set up a JustGiving page or contact us at info@birchwoodhighland.org and we’ll send you an Anniversary pack and sponsor forms. All of the money you raise will go to supporting people across the Highlands who are experiencing mental ill health. Click below to set up a JustGiving page!

Inverness Half Marathon & 5K
Mar
12
12:30 pm12:30

Inverness Half Marathon & 5K

The half marathon route is seriously flat & rapid – if you want to set a personal best for a half marathon, then this is the event for you. Starting at 12.30pm, you will run along the magnificent River Ness before finishing in the final furlong at Queen’s Park Stadium; one of the best racetracks in the whole of Scotland.

Whether you’ve never run before, or you’re preparing for your 100th event, you can’t afford to miss out on what is going to be the ‘must-do’ running event this year. It’s fresh and it’s exciting – give it a go and set your next challenge today!

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Nairn 10K and Fun Run
Mar
5
2:30 pm14:30

Nairn 10K and Fun Run

The Nairn 10k is a one-lap road race set entirely in Nairn, starting and finishing on the High Street. The course is a well-marshalled undulating route on roads. 

The Fun Run, which takes places at the same time, is a 5km run through the traffic-free estate footpaths. Entry for this is just £5.

Run on behalf of Birchwood Highland and you will raise funds for people affected by mental health issues. Simply fill in the form below to get started!

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Anniversary Special: Run 30
Mar
1
Mar 31

Anniversary Special: Run 30

Help us celebrate our 30th year supporting the people of the Highlands by getting fit and active in March. We’re throwing down the gauntlet and asking you to run 30km throughout the month. You don’t have to do it all in one go – just take your time but finish the 30km by the end of March (we have another Run 30 in September if you’d rather wait – or you could do both!).

All of the money you raise will go to supporting people across the Highlands who are experiencing mental ill health. Fill in the form below to get in touch and get started!

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Race Night
Feb
10
Feb 12

Race Night

The Caley Club, Greig Street, Inverness from 7.30pm

Join one of our intrepid trekkers, Kelly Howley, for a night of races, prizes and fun! Entry is free!

Games Night
Jan
27
7:00 pm19:00

Games Night

Get your games head on and join us for Speed Games Night! There will be a range of games on this fun night – we’ll have speed pool (just land the pool ball on a £5 note to win!), prize darts with lots of prizes, a race night and lots more.

It’s at SoBar on Castle Street, Inverness, so even if you’re no use at games, there’s a bar!! 

Tickets are just £2.50 on the door and all of the proceeds go to Birchwood Highland.

Burns Supper
Jan
27
7:00 pm19:00

Burns Supper

Celebrate Burns night on the 27th of January at Corner on the Square in Beauly who are donating the proceeds from in house fundraisers to Birchwood Highland!

Special Guests include Iain Marr, Fergus Ewart, Sinclair Gair and Craig McRitchie, along with Chris Bain from Alexander Wines who is bringing Australian wine expert, Jane Campbell.

Tickets are now available from Corner on the Square for £45. See the event on Facebook here.

Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders
Dec
24
Dec 25

Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders

Local musician, producer and label owner Iain has been very supportive of Birchwood Highland’s Music Is Life workshops through his band and coming up to do a talk for the service users. Now he and his band are donating proceeds from their gig at The Market Bar to Birchwood Highland.
 

Dec
10
12:00 pm12:00

Special Christmas Fair

Come on down to Birchwood Highland's special Christmas Fair on December 10th.  At The Legion, 35-36 High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9SN.  Santa will be popping in with presents for kids and we'll have a great raffle and more fun events on the day. Admission is just £4 per adult (under 16s free)

Come on down to Birchwood Highland's special Christmas Fair on December 10th.  At The Legion, 35-36 High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9SN.  Santa will be popping in with presents for kids and we'll have a great raffle and more fun events on the day. Admission is just £4 per adult (under 16s free)