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Kiltwalk gives £2.3m to 780 Scots charities

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Annual events continue to rise in popularity to the benefit of good causes

Kiltwalkers are the toast of 780 Scottish charities as it was revealed they raised £2.3 million in 2017, with donations still coming-in.

This year 14,000 fundraisers – an 87% increase on the 7,500 walkers of 2016 – participated in the four Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalks in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh.

Sir Tom Hunter, founder of The Hunter Foundation and backer of the Kiltwalk, said: "Kiltwalk is the platform for people across Scotland to raise funds for the charity of their choice; it's simple, it's fun and it makes a huge difference to the charities they care about.

"For every pound they raise The Hunter Foundation will add another forty pence, which I hope makes this platform the most effective fundraising opportunity in Scotland.

I would urge charities, corporates and individuals alike to take this chance to maximise fundraising for what they care about and have a fantastic time doing it."

Kiltwalkers raised £1,642,000 before the 40% top up was applied in 2017 for their chosen charities, which is an 89% increase on last year's fundraising total of £870,000.

Thanks to sponsor Arnold Clark, a lucky Kiltwalker from each event will also win a brand new car.

Funds raised by those who choose to walk for the Kiltwalk itself are distributed through the STV Children's Appeal.

Sir Tom added: "It makes me the proudest Scot on the planet to know that all these people walked for causes they care about. We very much appreciate the continued support of valued sponsors including Royal Bank of Scotland and Arnold Clark. Together, we strive to make Kiltwalk the country's biggest charity event."