Kessock Ferry Swim

Posted: Fri 23 Jun 2023

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.

"A History of the Kessock Ferry Swim" by Jennifer Morag Henderson is available to purchase on our eBay store here.

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2023 Community Partner - Clachnacuddin F.C.

We are delighted to announce that Àban is joining forces with Clachnacuddin F.C. for the 2023 Kessock Ferry Swim. 25% of all sponsorship proceeds will be donated to the club.

The club provides opportunities for young, local players to participate and progress to the senior game. The club has a large youth programme alongside senior men's and women's teams. With strong links to Merkinch and South Kessock since 1885 the club provides a positive focus and something to be proud of.

Last year our local charity was Friends of Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, and the fantastic swimmers raised a total of £4,200.

Can you help to beat that total this year for Clachnacuddin F.C?



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