DUMBARTON played host to the finish of Scotland’s Kiltwalk when the live event returned on Sunday.

This year, The Mighty Stride (16.5 miles) left in the morning from Glasgow Green and finished in Meadow Leisure Centre, while The Wee Wander (3.5 miles) departed from Glasgow Green in the afternoon and finished at the Riverside Museum.

Around 4,000 walkers of all ages and from all over Scotland laced up their boots and marched out for nearly 500 charities of their choice.

Kiltwalk events planned in 2020 and early 2021 went virtual because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Sir Tom Hunter topped up the hard-earned donations by 50 per cent, to support the many charities which have struggled to fundraise amid the pandemic.

Sir Tom said: “We’re so happy to be here this morning in Glasgow Green to see folk with smiling faces. We’re back!

“When the pandemic hit, Kiltwalk faced uncertainty, like everyone else on the planet, but I listened to the Kiltwalk team saying we need to do something.

“The ability for charities to raise money went down but the need for charities went through the roof – it was the perfect storm.

“The money that is raised here will help people all over Scotland with a wee hand-up, not a hand-out. Over 1,300 Scottish charities this year will be helped by the Kiltwalk. It makes my heart sing.”

For more information, visit kiltwalk.co.uk.