THE annual Kiltwalk between Glasgow and Loch Lomond took place last week.

Over 14,100 people participated in the event with fundraising exceeding £2.5m for over 900 charities in Scotland.

The journey covered 22.6 miles between Glasgow Green and Moss O'Balloch Park.

Clydebank was the start line for The Big Stroll part of the route, which runs for 14.2 miles and takes approximately five hours to complete.

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Around 4000 people trekked from Three Queens Squares in Clydebank to Balloch.

Sir Tom Hunter was among the famous faces who waved off those taking part.

And was keen to highlight the importance of the event.

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He said: “Kiltwalk is quite simply the easiest way to raise money for a charity that you care about.

"We have more than 14,000 people taking part, because it’s easy to do, and offers incredible value for money – you pay a small amount to walk and everything you raise goes to the charity of your choice.

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“It is staggering. Since The Hunter Foundation got involved over eight years ago, more than 166,000 Kiltwalkers have helped to raise more than £46m for 3,500 different Scottish charities.

Clydebank Post: "Everyone who takes part has a story and every community in Scotland has a deserving cause.”

Maisie McCormick, community fundraising manager at the Beatson Cancer Charity, also spoke about the vital funding that the event provides.

“The Kiltwalk is always a special event, but this year we had our highest ever number of participants, with over 800 people taking on this incredible challenge as part of Team Beatson," she said.

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“We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the event for our charity – your support will allow us to continue and develop new services for cancer patients and their families.”

Royal Bank of Scotland provided meals on the finish line for participants.

Clydebank Post: The chair of the organisation's One Bank Scotland Board, Judith Cruickshank, also spoke about the importance of the event.

She added: “The Kiltwalk is one of the great social and fundraising highlights for the city and once again Royal Bank of Scotland is delighted to partner with this fantastic event.

Clydebank Post: “It is no surprise that it is a sell-out and many of our colleagues joined the thousands of walkers taking part from across the country, each with their own goals and ambition for getting involved.

“As well as partnering the event, many of our colleagues are volunteering, working with organisations like the Binn Group, helping to make this a safe and sustainable event.

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“Kiltwalk makes such a positive difference to communities across Scotland and everyone taking part should be proud of the impact their involvement will have.”