A group of local Kiltwalkers admit finishing the popular annual walking challenge was ‘tough and emotional’ as they remain on track to raise over £2,000 for their efforts.

West Dunbartonshire Cornerstone Kiltwalkers didn’t let the drizzly weather dampen their spirits on Sunday, April 30 as they took on the various differing distances during this year’s Glasgow Kiltwalk.

Lining up at Glasgow Green, Clydebank and Loch Lomond Shores to participate, the Cornerstone team did amazingly well to complete their respective distances and revealed they were all ‘glad to see the finish line.’

Support practitioner Lisa Johnstone, who works in Cornerstone’s Waterfront service in the area, walked “the big stroll” alongside four of her colleagues and some Cornerstone supporters.

Clydebank Post: Lisa, Fiona and Andrew on the left and Sir Tom Hunter with Fundraising Support Officer Catriona AllanLisa, Fiona and Andrew on the left and Sir Tom Hunter with Fundraising Support Officer Catriona Allan (Image: Cornerstone)

She said afterwards: “It was very emotional finishing the Kiltwalk.

“It was a tough walk with the bad weather, so I think we were all very glad to see the finish line.

“There was an enormous sense of achievement at the end.

“Being able to raise money for Cornerstone was fantastic. Knowing that the money we raised as a team will go towards helping the people we support was what kept us all going.

“Especially knowing how much of a difference it will make in the lives of the people we support.”

Cornerstone was established in 1980 in Aberdeen but has had a presence in Clydebank and nearby Dumbarton since 2002.

The charity provides tailored, individual packages of care which focus on enabling people with a variety of needs, including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and complex care needs, to live the best possible life.

The Kiltwalk is Scotland’s largest mass participation walking event with over 120,000 people taking part since 2016.

Kiltwalkers walk for charities and causes close to their hearts, and the Kiltwalk, alongside the Hunter Foundation ensure that all money goes towards the chosen charities.

Fundraising support officer Catriona Allan was delighted to get the opportunity to thank Sir Tom Hunter in person, for all his charitable support, and to get a souvenir photo on the day.

Catriona said: “What a fantastic event! Huge thanks go to the Hunter Foundation and to everyone that chose to walk for Cornerstone on the day. Your support goes such a long way towards helping the people we support to live the best life possible!”