Burghead Boxing Day Swim at 1430 today.

Today a few brave souls will jump into the harbour for Charity at Burghead, the village becomes alive with people coming to watch  History – How did the “Burghead Boxing Day Swim” start?

boxing day swim

This was the question asked about the imminent  anniversary of the event. It started off a a swim in the harbour by a few locals on Boxing Day was decided upon because at that time there was nothing else really happening that day and this seemed as good a reason as any for the event to take place. The idea was generally met with disbelief but there was enough of us mad enough to say they would do it and so the RNLI or “Lifeboat” as we refer to it in the Broch  (Burghead) was the obvious choice for the proceeds which we thought may total a couple of hundred quid. Nowadays it raises thousands of pounds for local charity a great idea.


Main Charity

Help For Heroes

Smaller charities

Crossreach Counselling

Friendship fund for people with MS

Burghead Amenities Association

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Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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