Scottish charities will receive £4.5 million from this year’s Kiltwalks which have involved 20,000 walkers.
An estimated 5,000 joined the walk in Edinburgh on Sunday, raising £1m towards the total. It was the last of four separate city events which will benefit more than 1,150 Scottish charities.
The Hunter Foundation will add 40% to the sum total, so that for every £1 raised, £1.40 goes to the charity of the walker’s choosing.
Leading the final walk was 17-year-old Joanna Lamb, who lives with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer that affects as few as 20 people in Scotland each year.
The Edinburgh teen, who suffered a leg amputation due to her illness earlier this year, walked the Wee Wander for cancer charity It’s Good To Give, raising thousands of pounds.
Joining Joanna at the starting line was tennis coach, Judy Murray, who took on the Wee Wander for her own charity, The Judy Murray Foundation.
The Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Frank Ross, walked the Mighty Stride, while other participants included Ross McEwan, CEO of the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Made in Chelsea actress Georgia “Toff” Toffolo.
Charity partners included Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, Team Jak Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) and It’s Good 2 Give.
Food and drink was supplied by Tunnock’s, Walkers, The Scottish Soup Company, Tennent’s Tipperary Water and AG Barr’s Strathmore Water.