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Movie star puts on a terrible Scots accent for a good cause

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Michael Douglas takes the micky out of Scots in a video message from California to encourage people to take part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk

What a cheek! Movie legend Michael Douglas has taken the micky out of Scots in this video message with ITV’s showbiz reporter Ross King.

The good-hearted star of Wall Street put on a truly terrible Scots accent in this video message, but it was all for the best of intentions as the message was recorded to promote the up-coming Edinburgh Kiltwalk.

The Oscar winning actor wished walkers “all the best for the Kiltwalk” and sent out a rallying cry to “raise that money”.

Douglas, who recently starred in the blockbuster Ant-Man, is the latest Holywood celebrity to join ITV’s showbiz reporter Ross King in encouraging walkers to sign-up for the Kiltwalk, after Gerard Butler earlier this year.

“Get walking for the Kiltwalk, every single penny raised goes to the kids who need it most in Scotland”, said the Good Morning Britain and Lorraine correspondent.

The Edinburgh Kiltwalk takes place on 18 September to raise money for a range of Scottish children's charities.

It includes a range of walks for different ages and abilities, including the Wee Wander (5 miles), the Big Stroll (12 miles) or the Mighty Stride (26 miles).

Paul Cooney, chief executive at The Kiltwalk, said: “From Hollywood royalty to Scottish rugby internationals, so many people are showing their support for what’s set to be another special event.

“With just two weeks to go ‘til the Edinburgh Kiltwalk we can’t wait to see all our walkers from the East gather to raise money for Scotland’s children’s charities and add to the £700,000 plus raised so far in Glasgow, Speyside and Aberdeen.

“It’s the last Kiltwalk of the year and we’re chuffed that the excitement of the Kiltwalk has spread all the way to L.A.

“As we’ve done in Glasgow, Speyside and Aberdeen, as soon as the money comes in we’ll distribute 100% of the funds immediately so it helps the children’s charities who need our support.”

To take part, all you have to do is sign-up at and choose a charity to support.