Aberlour’s Edward Reid Kicks Off The Kiltwalk At Hampden Park


The Kiltwalk is a series of sponsored walks that have strong support from football supporters across the Scotland given the Kiltwalk was originally developed by the Tartan Army Children’s Charity. Today the Kiltwalk aims to raise money to support four children’s charities, with Aberlour being one of the beneficiaries.

The 2012 Kiltwalk takes place on Easter Sunday (8 April) and departs from Hampden Park, ending up at Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch – a total of 26 miles. The event will be kicked off by Scotland manager, Craig Levein and Cat Harvey from Real Radio. For those who fancy something less strenuous, there’s the 10km Wee Walk around Loch Lomond Shores taking place at the same time.

People wishing to donate can do so here – http://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/main/events-and-fundraising/donate-now.html

Edward Reid, a strong supporter of Aberlour, appeared on Britain’s Got Talent last year and famously sang the lyrics of nursery rhymes to well-known pop songs.

Sporting his kilt and pink sporran, kindly donated by Slanj Kilts in Glasgow, Edward said: “I’m really thrilled to be involved in this year’s Kiltwalk with Aberlour. Aberlour and the other charities benefiting from The Kiltwalk, do fantastic work helping kids in Scotland. I’m really looking forward to helping the guys raise some serious money for the kids.”

Aberlour is the largest, solely Scottish children’s charity which works with children, young people and families throughout Scotland who need additional support to promote their development and wellbeing. It runs 40-plus services across the country.

Services include:

  • Intensive support for severely disabled children and young people;
  • Residential and outreach support to families affected by parental drug and alcohol use;
  • Community and family centre based services to promote and enhance positive parenting, play and early learning;
  • Residential care and community programs for children and young people with social, educational, emotional and behavioural difficulties

Aberlour’s Edward Reid Kicks Off The Kiltwalk At Hampden Park.


About Author

Chief Features Writer for Scotzine.com. Sean has written for various publications and websites over the years and has been involved with making documentaries on Aberdeen Football Club, Dundee United Football Club, Henrik Larsson, Paul Lambert and Jock Stein and also Radio programmes, one of which "Old Firm Day" won a Bronze Sony Award. He also worked in the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park. His love of writing started off with The Punter and has gone on to write for the following FIFA magazine, 442, Scotland's Oracle, Players Inc, British Football Week, ESPN, Give Me Football, Inside Futbol, 67 Fanzine and the matchday programmes of Aberdeen, Carlisle United, Montrose, Partick Thistle, Stockport County and Queen's Park. He has also been asked to write a blog for Youth Football Scotland on St.Mirren YFC such was his passion for football at every level from Grassroots to the professional game.

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