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***UNFORTUNATELY THE GREAT SCOTTISH WALK WILL NOT BE HELD IN 2009. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE WALKERS AND SPONSORS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE PREVIOUS EVENTS***
May 2013 - NEWS UPDATE
Activcity Programme Supports Edinburgh Fundraising Events with Generous Cash Boost
Great Scottish Walk and Wee Walk Edinburgh has been awarded funding by the cities Activcity Sports Programme. The council funded scheme has announced they will support the Great Scottish Walk and Great Wee Scottish Walk taking place in Edinburgh in June 2008.
The Great Wee Scottish Walk takes place in the grounds of Fettes College on Sunday 15th June 2008 from 11am until 2pm
The Great Scottish Walk will be leaving from Meadowbank Stadium on Sunday 22nd June 2008 starting from 10.30 am going through to 4pm.
Walk organiser Priscilla Turner commented;
“This is wonderful news and a real boost for the walks which take place in the Capital. It is wonderful to receive support and funding from local councils and hope this is a sign of things to come!”
There is still time to sign up for either of the two walks – this can be done in one of three ways: online - http://www.greatscottishwalk.com/entry/index.php , call 0131 273 3019 or enter on the day at the late entry desk.
Warm ups and activities will be provided at the Edinburgh Wee Scottish Walk through a partnership with the city based organisation Skootkids. Companies and organisations who will be present and participating on the day include; Enjoy-a-ball and Play 2 Learn sports coaching for children, Excel Sports Academy and Angela Watson School of Dance. http://www.enjoy-a-ball.co.uk; http://www.play2learn.info; http://www.excel-sports.co.uk
The Edinburgh Great Scottish Walk will be officially opened by Lord Provost George Grubb and confirmed activities and entertainment at the Edinburgh Great Walk include; a warm up with Tracy Griffen, (voted one of the top six personal trainers in the UK by Harpers Bazaar), Proclaimercise organised by RNIB. The George Watson Pipe Band will be leading walkers to the starting point whilst live music and entertainment will be provided by Chaplins Disco Bus, Capital Concert band a 30 piece wind ensemble, an Oompah Band, and the Top Cats Jazz Band who will be performing en route outside the Malmaison hotel. A market place environment will also be created on the day with information, fundraising and trade stalls.
Entry costs £5 per child 0-16 years for the Wee Walk and parents go free and £10.00 per adult and £8 per child for the Great Scottish Walk if walking for one of the 100 affiliated charities.
All entrants receive a goody bag but prizes are also available at the Great Scottish Walk event for various categories – please check out the prize section for more details.
Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) in conjunction with the Proclaimers is putting together a team of walkers – 84 in total to walk a total of 500 miles.
Craig and Charlie Reid from the band recently took time out to give their backing to RNIB Scotland's plans. On the day of the walk the team will be warming up with a Proclaimercise at the event and of course, Team Proclaimers wouldn't be complete without everyone wearing the duo's trade mark black rimmed glasses, so the charity are providing a pair of the specs to every member of the team.
There is also a fun special wee Proclaimers music snippet which can be viewed at http://www.colinusher.co.uk/rnib/
To be part of team Proclaimers contact Elma Magowan on 01294 215338 /Mobile : 07908 574730 / Elma.Magowan@rnib.org.uk
Marathon-Photos.com will be taking photographs at the Start, on the course and at the Finish at this event. The photos will be available online within 48 hours of the event to every entrant as exclusive photo products. Plus every competitor will be able to download for FREE their Event Certificate
Don’t forget you can bring along your pooch – simply register as usual for the walk by telephone / online or on the day at the late entry desk and bring your dog along on a lead to join in the fun.
Great Scottish Walks and Canvas Holidays are delighted to announce the winner of the Canvas Holiday Competition is 16 year Fraser Carr of Dundee who chose the name of Munro for the Great Scottish Walk mascot, currently called Scottie.
Fraser and his family win a family holiday to Europe with Canvas Holidays and are now considering where they are going to visit next year with their prize.
Malmaison Edinburgh have kindly donated 200 Arran Aromatics soaps for the goody bags for the first 200 walkers home at the Great Scottish Walk Edinburgh – thank you for your support.
Nordic walkers are welcome – see the fitness plan page for details on how to take part as a Nordic walker and lead the pack.
A full list of news is available in our News Archive