Dundee Kiltwalk takes place this Sunday

Kiltwalk 2017 (2)

​The third Kiltwalk event will take place this Sunday in Dundee for walkers to raise money for their chosen charity

18th August 2017 by Georgina Harris 0 Comments

Over 2,000 walkers are set to take part in the annual Kiltwalk this Sunday from St Andrews to Dundee.

The Glasgow Kiltwalk raised over £1.3 million for various Scottish charities earlier this year, and this latest event in Dundee will add to the total.  

For every pound raised by walkers, £1.40 will go to charity thanks to a pledge from Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation that 140% of all Kiltwalk fundraising would go to walkers’ chosen charities.

Paul Cooney, chief executive of the Kiltwalk, said: “To all our walkers we want to say a huge thank you. Every step taken by walkers will make a huge difference to the lives of those who need it most.”

There are three routes; the 25-mile Mighty Stride setting off at 9am from the Old Course in St Andrews, the 11-mile Big Stroll leaving Tayport at 11am, and the six mile Wee Wander starting at midday from HMS Unicorn at Victoria Dock.

Kiltwalk has raised over £4.8m for Scottish charities since 2011 and from this year the Kiltwalk has been open to every charity, benefitting more than 700 organisations.

Funds raised by those who choose to walk for the Kiltwalk itself will be distributed through the STV Children’s Appeal.

The first Kiltwalk 2017 took place in Glasgow on 30 April and the second took place in Aberdeen on 4 June. As well as the Dundee walk on Sunday, there will be another Kiltwalk in Edinburgh on 17 September.

One Dundee Kiltwalker will win a new Renault Clio as sponsor Arnold Clark has donated a car for each of the 2017 Kiltwalk events.

Volunteering at the Kiltwalks also contributes to fundraising efforts, as The Hunter Foundation will donate £1.10 for every hour of time a volunteer provides for their chosen charity.

More information is available on the Kiltwalk website