Torcher Parade

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What is Torcher Parade?

The Torcher Parade is the largest student torch lit parade in Europe and one of the oldest student events in Aberdeen. Run by the Raising and Giving Campaign, this one of a kind event looks to raise money for local charities. The Parade along Union Street is led by a procession of lit torches, followed by lorries decorated by students from educational institutions in the city. This year marks the 129th year of the Torcher Parade and RAG are looking for you to get involved.

How can I get involved?

There are many ways to get involved with the parade. You can be a volunteer and play a key role in planning the day, help to build a float or collect money on the day- there is always something fun you can do! For more information, get in touch with the team at

Would you be keen on sponsorship packages to help the torcher parade be the best yet?  We can help you advertise your business and you can help us raise as much for the local charities we support.  Click here for more details.

Why volunteer?

Torcher Parade is one of Aberdeen's oldest events and traditions and we are offering you the opportunity to be part of the city's history and have fun in the process.

How often do you get to parade down the city centre and raise money for some fantastic causes? As a volunteer, we would only need a few hours of your time, and it's something great for your CV! You can sign up to walk, help steward or help organise the parade below.