Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk

Reading time: 2 minutes

The Kiltwalk is an annual Scottish event that sees people across the country raise money for Scottish charities by donning their favourite tartan and completing some sort of challenge. It can be anything from walking, to dancing.

This year, due to government guidelines, participants are encouraged to plan their own walks and targets by 25 April. Teams across the University have signed up to take part and raise money for the University institutions they work for.Feet in walking boots walking up stone steps

Anne Rowling Clinic

Colleagues Amy, Charis, Christine, Deborah, Elizabeth, Emily, Hanne (and her son Samuel), Pamela, and Rachel are raising money in aid of the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic. Inspired by countless members of the community raising money over the years, the team want to help raise awareness to help people living with neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), motor neuron disease (MND), Parkinson’s and early dementias.

Their fundraising page on the kiltwalk website.

Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Also taking part are Colleagues Carolyne, Donna, Julie, Kelly, and Vaila who are raising money in aid of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine.

Julie Wallace, shares how much she’s been enjoying the motivation to get out and about: “Being part of a team, with five of us each walking 100 miles, is a definite motivator – you can’t possibly fail!

I’ve certainly walked more that I would have done before signing up for the Kiltwalk, discovering new paths around my local area that I wouldn’t otherwise have found. Getting outside during lockdown has made staying at home easier – I feel as though I’ve been able to get out and about, even if it is just my local area.”

Their team fundraising page on the kiltwalk website.

Row Fogo Centre for Research into Ageing and the Brain

Agnieszka Czechon, Research Officer, was raising money for small vessel disease research at the Row Fogo Centre for Research into Ageing and the Brain until a small injury in her foot prevented her from taking part. The centre looks to develop prevention and treatment methods for small vessel disease which are often key underlying causes for stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

The Centre would welcome a volunteer to potentially raise money in Annieszka’s place.