16th of June 2019
We officially launched our campaign at Ardoch Scotland on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. We were delighted to fill the venue with friends and family for a barbeque, some music and a whisky tasting. A huge thanks to Peter Armitage and Luke Cockill for their hospitality and kindness.
21st – 24th June 2019
Training with endurance athlete Chloë Lanthier in the French Alps. An invaluable insight into a wealth of knowledge in the physical, mental and nutritional preparation for December. The weekend included two 10k runs with 1,000 metre ascents, a sleep deprived excursion at 3am and vertical speed training. We’re absolutely thrilled to have Chloë’s support for the campaign and all left Chamonix with the feeling that we’d gained a friend.
1st – 10th August 2019
On the 1stof August, we will embark on a 10-day training row up the West Coast of Scotland. Over the 300 miles + voyage from Arran to Skye, we will stop at 18 of the West Coast whisky distilleries, ‘pillaging’ bottles as we row. The whisky will be blended by our old man, Charles Maclean – who is a whisky guru by trade. It will be rebottled in 6 months time and auctioned off. All of the proceeds will go towards Feedback Madagascar, whose work includes digging fresh water boreholes for some of the poorest communities in Madagascar. The trip will offer us a challenging practice row in some of the strongest tidal waters in the world as well as acting as a great fundraiser. Our goal is to raise £25,000 for the charity, providing approximately 1,250 people with clean water.
Many thanks to all the whisky distilleries for their incredibly generous donations.
Isle of Arran Distillery, Springbank Distillery, Glen Scotia Distillery, Glengyle Distillery, Laphroaig Distillery, Lagavulin Distillery, Ardbeg Distillery, Bowmore Distillery, Bruichladdich Distillery, Kilchoman Distillery, Bunnahabhain Distillery, Caol Ila Distillery, Jura Distillery, Oban Distillery, Ben Nevis Distillery, Tobermory Distillery, Ardnamurchan Distillery, Talisker Distillery
5th October 2019
We will be hosting a TRAD concert at one of Edinburgh’s best Fringe venues, Summerhall. For those of you that are familiar with Glasgow’s Celtic Connections: think Festival Club at the Art School… somewhere between a night club and a ceilidh – what’s not to like?
Musicians to be confirmed.
As a grand finale before we embark for La Gomera we will be hosting a black-tie ball for friends, family and those involved with our campaign.
What to expect: 3 course meal, music, whisky and a ceilidh
Details to follow shortly.