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Stepping out: Kiltwalks will return to our streets next year

 

Mass fundraiser will return to full-on physical events - but there will be an online version too

Kiltwalkers will have the chance to put their best foot forward for the charities of their choice next year as the event makes its full physical return across the country.

The mass participation charity event will take place in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh in 2022, with a virtual version also going ahead to ensure the Kiltwalk is as accessible as possible.

In 2021 the Kiltwalk raised a record £8.4 million for 1,270 Scottish charities at a time when many have been struggling to fundraise as a result of the pandemic. Every penny raised by Kiltwalkers is topped up 50% by The Hunter Foundation.

Paul Cooney, chief executive of the Kiltwalk, said: “After a challenging 18 months, we are excited to confirm the Kiltwalk will be a physical event all across Scotland once again. There is nothing like gathering together as a community, so we want our Kiltwalk heroes to get a wee bit of tartan on and stride out for the charities closest to their hearts.

“This is more great news after a record fundraising year and we’d like to thank all of our walkers, volunteers, supporters and sponsors for continuing to raise funds for those most in need at a time when they need our help most.”

The 2022 Kiltwalk will take place in Glasgow on 24 April, Aberdeen on 29 May, Dundee on 21 August and Edinburgh on 18 September.

They will be followed by Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk on the weekend of 7-9 October.

Full details regarding the walks will be published soon, with registration set to open in the coming weeks. For more information, visit www.thekiltwalk.co.uk

 

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