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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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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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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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!

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: 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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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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Dinner with the Stars
May
19
May 20

Dinner with the Stars

Birchwood Highland is delighted to announce a very special evening for food-lovers featuring this year’s winner of Masterchef: The Professionals, Gary Maclean.

Fans of the hit BBC2 show will know Gary beat 47 other chefs over seven weeks of cooking to be named winner by tough judges Marcus Wareing, Monica Galetti and Gregg Wallace. Now he’s doing his bit for charity and heading to the Highlands for Birchwood Highland’s Dinner With The Stars.

The event, which sold out in its glittering Highland debut last year, will be held in the beautiful setting of Strathpeffer Pavilion. And this year it’s even more special as it’s Birchwood Highland's 30th anniversary bash, too.

Gary will create the main dish for the Dinner With The Stars event and be joined by top class chefs from around the Highlands who will each be in charge of the starter and dessert.

With great entertainment and gala auction, all in the fabulous setting of Strathpeffer Pavilion, it's set to be a very special evening.

Tickets are £45 and are available for individuals or for groups of up to 10 (tables for 10 are priced £400 - call Veronica on 01463 236 507 to book). Transport to and from Inverness will be available.

 

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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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Laggan 10K Highland Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run
May
27
10:30 am10:30

Laggan 10K Highland Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run

We're looking for runners in this year's Laggan 10K Highland Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run! Whether you're going for the 10K or the 1 Mile Fun Run, you can fundraise with your friends and family for Birchwood Highland! To get started, fill in the form below. 
 

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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.

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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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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)

Highland Spotlight 2016 Exhibition
Sep
28
9:00 am09:00

Highland Spotlight 2016 Exhibition

The Highlands' only dedicated business to business exhibition showcases the wide range of products and services available in the Highlands, and gives businesses a unique opportunity to make new contacts and find new buyers and suppliers.

Featuring over 60 exhibitors across a wide range of sectors, the event is also an ideal platform for networking and exploring business opportunities.

Click here for event info from Chamber of Commerce. 

Kit Tales, Cocktails & Mocktails
Sep
9
7:00 pm19:00

Kit Tales, Cocktails & Mocktails

A night of great drinks at Glow Bar with Kit Fraser, owner of Hootananny and author of How To Be Happy (Not Easy). A wit and raconteur, Kit will give his hilarious tips on how to keep happy. The Glow Bar is Inverness's newest and coolest cocktail bar, on the top floor of Hootananny, Church Street. After Kit's talk we'll have music downstairs at Mad Hatters, all put on by our service users' Music Is Life group, assisted by Birchwood Highland ambassador Steve Robertson. Tickets for the evening cost £8 and include a free drink on arrival. Spaces are limited - call 01463 2396 507 to book a ticket.

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
Aug
4
Aug 7

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

Birchwood Highland's Big Belladrum Heart has been produced in partnership with Joe Gibbs and the great team at Belladrum Festival, created by the fabulously skilled crew at Serimax in Evanton, using material from Grampian Steel in Oldmeldrum and engineering expertise from Fairhurst in Inverness. Read more in our news page.

Let's Walk a Mile
Jul
26
10:30 am10:30

Let's Walk a Mile

Walk a Mile with us to help end mental health discrimination. We'll be strolling around Muirtown Basin, Inverness, meeting on the canal bank on the far side of the Muirtown swing bridge from town. View the flyer for the event here.

Dows Pub Quiz
Jul
22
7:30 pm19:30

Dows Pub Quiz

We're looking for teams for our pub quiz at Dows, Inverness.  It's on Friday 22nd July and we're raising money for our trekkers taking on the Himalayas next year. 

We have some great prizes available and the money our trekkers raise will go to help Birchwood Highland enable people with mental health issues to live rewarding, fulfilling lives.

Click to view flyer. Email pauline.burnett@birchwoodhighland.org.uk to sign up for what will be a fun, lively night!