2023 Local Charity Partner - applications openKessock Ferry Swim to benefit another local good cause
The 2022 Kessock Ferry Swim raised a grand total of £4,400 for Friends of Merkinch Local Nature Reserve. The funds kept rolling in long after we took the photo on the day! We are now accepting applications to join forces with Àban for the 2023 event.
Phew! That's our expedition season over for 2022. This year we've put on a total of 4 practice expeditions and 2 qualifying expeditions, ranging from Attadale in the Northwest all the way to Linn of Dee on Deeside.
The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Àban receive a minimum hourly wage of £10.90 per hour. This Living Wage rate was announced on Thursday 22nd September 2022. This rate is significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £9.50 per hour (from 1 April 2022).
Our Duke of Edinburgh's Award group is now underway, meeting once a month at the Cameron Youth Centre.
We had a bit of fun at the weekend appearing as part of the Kendal Mountain Tour at Eden Court. They were inviting community activitists to join them on each leg of their UK-wide tour, and we were the lucky ones chosen for Inverness.
These are holidays like they used to be! Easter 2022 sold out, so please help us plan ahead for the summer. Well done to the 48 children who braved some really cold conditions. Goes to show that with a bit of warm clothing and a big wood to explore, even P1 children can stay outside for 6 hours non-stop and still be warm & happy.
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