Torcher Parade

What is Torcher Parade?

The Torcher Parade is the largest student-led torch lit parade in Europe and one of the oldest student events in Aberdeen – having begun in 1889. Run by the Raising and Giving Campaign, this one of a kind event is a great help in raising money for our local charities and means so much to the local community.  The Parade along Union Street is led by a procession of lit torches, to which the parade owes its name, followed by lorries decorated by students from all three educational institutions in the city – Robert Gordon’s University, the University of Aberdeen, and NESCOL.