Kessock Ferry Swim

Posted: Fri 23 Jun 2023

The next Kessock Ferry Swim will be on Saturday 31st August 2024, start time approx. 1115. Entries are now open

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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.


Are you a competent paddler interested in joining our sea kayak volunteers? Apply here
Are you interested in land-based general volunteering? Apply here

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

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Grazey Days started off from a very small kitchen and a part time ‘hobby’, has now become a successful growing business with 6 members of amazing staff. The past 3 years has seen the company go in directions it could never have anticipated - we now have 2 delivery vans, and also a takeaway on Shore Street. We started off doing Afternoon Teas, and still continue to offer this 7 days a week. We also have the Takeaway open 5 days a week.

2024 Community Partner - South Kessock Residents Association

We are delighted to announce that Àban is joining forces with South Kessock Residents Association for the 2024 Kessock Ferry Swim. A grant of £1,500 will be made after the event.

"South Kessock Residents Association represents all residents who live in South Kessock. We have a Community Garden which is accessible to all where we grow vegetables and fruit. We hold various events which involve the whole community and where adults and children can socialise in a safe environment.. We have free events for the children at Halloween, Christmas, Easter and summer. We would use the grant to further the cultivation of the Community Garden and to purchase a picnic table for the new park."