Annual charity Kiltwalk raises millions of pounds for good causes

A crowd of more than 10,000 took part in the Kiltwalk in the Sunday sunshine and raised approximately £3m which will be distributed between 685 Scottish charities.

By Stephen Wilkie
Sunday, 24th April 2022, 5:42 pm
Ms Sturgeon chose to do her Kiltwalk in the sunshine at Balloch near Loch Lomond.
Pic: Kiltwalk
Ms Sturgeon chose to do her Kiltwalk in the sunshine at Balloch near Loch Lomond. Pic: Kiltwalk

Organises of the event said the £2m raised by walkers was boosted by £1m from Sir Tom Hunter's Hunter Foundation.

"I regard the success of Kiltwalk as one of the Foundation's greatest achievements," Sir Tom said.

It has raised more than £32m for 2,8650 charities over six years.

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Walkers could pick one of three distances for their trek - a 23-mile route from Glasgow Green, a 15-mile walk which set off from Clydebank, or a three-mile stroll from Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch.

Among those taking part were First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and broadcaster Jackie Bird.

Sir Tom said: "It was a joy to see so many of our Kiltwalk Heroes out in their tartan this morning at Glasgow Green.

"Their kindness means the world to me and to Scotland's charities, and I can't stress enough how much it's appreciated in these toughest of times.

"After a challenging few years, Scotland's charities benefit from every donation, so Kiltwalkers should be very proud of the difference they have made today."

Ms Sturgeon said: “ I was delighted to take part in the Kiltwalk to support the vital work of Who Cares? Scotland and hear about the issues faced by those Care Experienced people taking part.

“The Scottish Government is working closely with partners like Who Cares? Scotland to ensure that the voices of Care Experienced people continue to be heard.”