Steve Cardownie: How the Kiltwalk can be a pub crawl too

Frank Ross, Edinburgh's Lord Provost, had a chance meeting with Sir Tom Hunter at the weekend where support for charitable causes was enthusiastically embraced by both men with particular focus on the Kiltwalk.

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 7:00 am
Kiltwalkers celebrate as they stride along. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Kiltwalkers celebrate as they stride along. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Due to take place in Edinburgh on 16 September, participants can choose one of three distances to walk, the Mighty Stride, the Big Stroll or the Wee Wander.

This fundraising event was developed and underwritten by The Hunter Foundation, which allows every walker to select the charity or local cause that they wish to donate to. For this event 140 per cent of the money raised will go to the participants’ designated charities, so for every £100 raised by a walker, The Hunter Foundation will add another £40 – providing a welcome bonus and added incentive for all.

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The Lord Provost will be taking part in the walk and he will be raising funds for the OneCity Trust and for MS sufferers and he hopes that the people of Edinburgh will take this opportunity to do a wee bit more for charitable causes by turning out in their droves.

I will also be taking part but will reserve my decision on what walk to undertake once I have seen the routes and can choose one that promises to be a late summer stroll with a few drinking establishments on the way, rather than the more challenging routes on offer.