This weekend six members of the ScotlandShop team will be participating in the Edinburgh Kilt Walk to raise money for the children's charity Little Hearts Matter. This is a charity that is very close to all our hearts here, especially Kaye a member of the team here at ScotlandShop.
The Kilt Walk was first introduced in 2010 by The Tartan Army Children's Charity, the organisation of the event was taken over by Carey McEvoy in 2011 and this is who was in charge until 2015 when he resigned. In its first year 800 took part in the walk and by 2014 this number had risen to 12,000. It was designed so Scottish Children's Charities could come together to take part in sponsored walks and raise money. The event has gone from strength to strength over the years and this year the official sponsor is The Hunter Foundation, who are adding an additional 40% to each donation made up to the amount of £5000, meaning 140% of every donation will go to their chosen charity.
So far this year, there have been Kilt Walks in three different locations; Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee, the final walk of the year will take place in Edinburgh this Sunday. the events will not return again until April 2019. There are three walks for participants to choose from; The Mighty Stride (26 miles), The Big Stroll (13 miles) and The Wee Wander (6/8 miles). Colbie Kate's Kiltwalkers will be taking part in the big stroll.