Mums go roamin’ in the gloamin’ for kids charity

This year's Kiltwalk takes place on April 12
This year's Kiltwalk takes place on April 12

The Glasgow to Loch Lomond Kiltwalk is almost upon us and there’s still time to sign up for a bit of roamin’ in the gloamin’.

This year’s kiltwalk takes place on Sunday, April 12, and already individuals and groups are looking out their kilts for the big event.

One group of around 20 mums from Newton Mearns has already registered and nominated their chosen charity. One of the walkers, Liz Feely, explained: “We are all mums from Newton Mearns.

“The majority of us are from St Cadoc’s school and some of our friends who are mums at Mearns Primary school have joined us.

“We started off with eight of us and it’s grown arm and legs.

“Our chosen charity is Calum’s Cabin, a respite house and lodge in Rothesay for families with children with cancer.

“We have organised a couple of fundraisers and also have a just giving page.

“We all have different fitness levels but had came together for this great cause. We are looking for raffle prizes and donations to help us raise as much money as we can.”

It all kicks off from Hampden stadium and organisers expect the atmosphere to rival some of the best cup finals or music gigs as walkers prepare to stride out, kilts swinging and pipers piping.

Of course, there will be bagpipers to see the walkers on their way with rousing and inspirational tunes.

There are three distances to choose from, so there’s one for everyone.

There will also be a chance to rub shoulders with celebs so walkers can indulge in the pastime of celebrity spotting on the way to Loch Lomond.

While the kilt walk helps encourages walkers to nominate a children’s charity, there’s no obligation to do the walk for charity. Anyone with a kilt can join in just for a healthy walk on a Sunday afternoon. To take part, register at thekiltwalk.co.uk.