Scott Birse

Source to Sea

Fundraising for Charlie House
raised of £12,000 target
by 605 supporters
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Participants: Scott Birse, Barry Chalmers, Daniel Christie, Peter Torrance
Charlie House

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We provide services to support special children in NE Scotland


As a youngster growing up in Banchory, I never fully appreciated the local area of Banchory and beyond that I call home. However, since taking up running on a regular basis, I now think on every run how lucky I am to live in such a fantastic scenic place. Through my running, I have built up strong relationships with 'like minded' folk who enjoy pounding the streets of Banchory and the odd challenge.

Whilst out on a social run, I said to two of my running buddies, Barry Chalmers and Daniel Christie, "I need a challenge this year and I have always wanted to run the length of the River Dee from Source to Sea."  The boys responded with "let's do it." So from there, the challenge was set and we have asked our fellow running buddy, Peter Torrance to join us. Peter will provide invaluable knowledge of the early part of our journey having grown up in Braemar.

The four of us will be aiming to run the 88 miles (possibly more - route depending) of flowing water on Saturday July 24th in 24hrs. Our journey will start high in the Cairngorm Mountains from it's source in the shadow of Ben Macdui and Braeriach, then cascade down Royal Deeside through Braemar, Ballater, Aboyne and Banchory to eventually finish at Aberdeen Harbour.

We are raising money towards improving Sports facilities in the local area and for Charlie House in Aberdeen. All money raised will be split equally at the close of the fundraising.  Being a Teacher of Physical Education and Personal Trainer, improving sporting opportunities for young people/adults is a passion of mine. Charlie House was founded in 2011 to support babies, children and young people with complex disabilities and life shortening illnesses and to support families.  The charity are in the process of fundraising for a respite house so funds will be going towards the build of this new facility.  

We have a Facebook page - 'Source to Sea' (see link below) which will allow you to keep up to date with our training journey and any stories relevant to our challenge. We would be extremely grateful for your support in helping us succeed in our running quest to help improve the lives of others and the local community.

About the charity

Charlie House

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Charlie House is a local children's charity which supports babies, children and young people across the North-east of Scotland with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. We provide specialist support for the whole family. For more information go to

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