A brisk day for a walk along the Dee- in a Kilt

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Joined by football legends and other celebrities, the Aberdeen and Deeside KiltWalk marched 26 miles along the Deeside Way.

Following on from the success of similar events in Glasgow and Edinburgh, the Sunday September 15 event was the first of it’s kind in Aberdeenshire.

The KiltWalk idea was thought up by a confederacy of children’s organisations as a way of giving people the chance to help with charity work and enjoy themselves in the process.

Starting at Pittodrie Stadium in Aberdeen, heading across the city to Duthie Park, along the Royal Deeside Way and taking in an eight mile forest park detour at Crathes Castle, before finishing at Potarch, hundreds took part on the day.

Roshanna Bain staff nurse at NHS Grampian did the walk with three friends.

She said: “It was a really hard going walk but worth it for the good cause.

“The main charity involved was The Archie Foundation based up at the children’s hospital and with being close to home it was made aware to me and I thought I should do my bit. A plate of stovies and live music at the end was a good way to finish it too!”

Proceeds from The Kiltwalk will be shared between six core partner charities including Aberlour Child Care Trust and The Archie Foundation.