Torcher Parade


What is the Torcher Parade?

The Torcher Parade is the largest student torch lit parade in Europe and is one of the oldest student events in Aberdeen. The purpose of the event is to raise money for local charities through a one of a kind, student-led parade.

Students taking part in Torcher parade down Union Street in fancy-dress, with collection buckets to raise money from locals in Aberdeen. The parade is led by a procession of lit torches and followed by decorated lorries representing the Universities taking part. 

This year will mark the  129th Torcher Parade and is currently being organised by the AUSA RAG Team.


How can I get involved?

You can get involved as a volunteer and play a key role in planning the day or by walking in your fancieist dress in the parade, you can help build our float, with decorations, painting or even money collecting on the day, there is always something fun and helpful to do. Simply get in touch with the team at and let them know you'd like to help!


Why volunteer?

Torcher Parade is one of Aberdeen's oldest events and traditions, 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!


Click here to volunteer