Kessock Ferry SwimAll proceeds to local charities

Posted: Mon 28 Mar 2022

Run in partnership with the local community in Merkinch, the historic Kessock Ferry Swim is our main annual fundraising event. Our event follows the classic route - approximately 1200m out-and-back across the tidal narrows between South Kessock and North Kessock. The next edition will take place on Sunday 25th June 2023. Entries will open on Valentine's Day Tuesday 14th February 2023. Keep up to date by signing up to our newsletter here.

As featured on BBC Alba

As featured on STV

As featured in the Scottish Sun

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Scottish Sun newspaper

As featured in Outdoor Swimmer Magazine

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2022 Charity Partner - Friends of Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

The nature reserve is in an area of Inverness that is the eighth most deprived area in Scotland and we aim to work with local people to improve their lives; both by improving skills with volunteering but also by being part of the community. The benefits of spending time outside in nature are also now well recognised as being good for our mental well-being as well as our physical fitness. Friends of Merkinch Local Nature Reserve believe that everyone deserves access to a green space where they and nature can thrive. We maintain the area with volunteers each week (removing litter, planting trees, maintaining paths and guiding visitors) and offer activities such as guided birdwatching walks and our Junior Rangers programme.

A final total of £3,700 was raised at the 2022 event. Applications are open for the 2023 Charity Partner - see link here.

Contact Us

For event enquiries please email swim@aban.scot or call 01463 830386.

Supporters of the event

We are grateful for the support of the following companies that have made this event possible.

Visit Inverness & Loch Ness is the official website for everything you need in one place to plan the perfect holiday, day out or most exciting adventure.

Gael Force Group is a supplier of marine equipment and all types of gear that supports people to safely enjoy their time on the water - whether that be for leisure or commercial applications.

Macgregor Industrial Supplies prides itself on being a quality, cost-effective and value adding industrial supplier.

North Kessock Dental Practice is a family run dental practice dedicated to helping you achieve the teeth and smile you have always wanted.

Highland Printers

Highland Printers is your Local Print Studio for Print, Design & Display - your source for corporate stationary, booklets, flyers & leaflets, as well as flags, banners, and websites too.

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