It’s The Kiltwalk time again; now a regular occurrence in the Scottish calendar, and indeed with the Spectrum events team, The Kiltwalk 2017 got underway on Sunday morning. It’s the third successive year that we’ve been involved and we’re delighted to be back.
It really is a pleasure to support and serve such a great event which raises millions of pounds for Scottish charities and causes. The Kiltwalk is bigger than ever, with a record number of people taking part at the various events throughout the year – this year’s Glasgow event attracted in excess of 7500 walkers.
We believe it’s popular because so many people can take part, kids can walk with their mums and dads and even their grandparents. You don’t need to be an athlete to do the Kiltwalk; with three levels (The 23 miles Mighty Stride, the 15 miles Big Stroll and The 6 miles Wee Wander), there’s something to meet everyone’s fitness and ambitions.
Of course, with so many people talking part and so many people turning out to watch there is inevitably some cleaning up to be done, Spectrum Service Solutions is delighted to be on duty along the whole 23-mile route to make sure all waste is removed and disposed of responsibly. As you can imagine, it’s hard work, but it’s work every member of our team enjoys; unlike the many competitive events we work with, they are able to engage with the walkers and encourage them along the route. It really is a fun day with a serious purpose where everyone is striving for the same goal – to raise vital funds for charities across Scotland.
We will be providing our services at all the Kiltwalk events again this year, they take place in Aberdeen on the 4th June, Dundee on the 20th August and Edinburgh on the 17th September. There’s still time to enter the remaining events by going to The Kiltwalk website here and registering online. If you do, we hope you will say hello to any of the many staff that will be working to keep the routes clean and free of waste.
Below you can see what Anthony Grogan, Kiltwalk Events Manager had to say about our involvement with them.