The city’s biggest-ever Kiltwalk at the weekend saw 3,000 kind-hearted fundraisers raise a whopping £850,000 for hundreds of charities.
Around half started in St Andrews, trudging from there over the Tay Road Bridge and on to Monifieth on Sunday.
The rest joined at Tayport as well as from Dundee’s V&A museum as part of the 25, 11 or six mile routes.
The 2019 Royal Bank of Scotland Dundee Kiltwalk with Arnold Clark was the biggest one in the city to date and every penny of the £600,000 raised by walkers, plus a £250,000 top-up from philanthropist, Sir Tom Hunter, will go to the 300 charities chosen by Dundee’s walkers.
The tee-off at the 18th fairway featured Sir Tom Hunter, Sky Sports ‘Mr Transfer Deadline’ Jim White, Judy Murray OBE, Paralympic tennis champion Gordon Reid MBE, STV Weatherman Sean Batty and Scots soap star Tom Urie.
Kiltwalk chief executive Paul Cooney said: “A huge thank you to each and every Kiltwalker for clocking in the miles today.
“This huge amount of money raised at the Dundee Kiltwalk today will match the total amount raised from all four Kiltwalks three years ago. Kiltwalk is growing and we want to thank everyone who has generously sponsored our walkers.
“I’d like to thank everyone for their Kiltwalk kindness, including Sir Tom and The Hunter Foundation, for giving Scotland an amazing opportunity for people to raise money for the charities they care about most.
“Don’t forget you can still walk or donate at the Edinburgh Kiltwalk on September 15.”
Leading out the biggest route, the Mighty Stride, was Jennifer Brown, raising money for Brothers In Arms, a charity dedicated to preventing suicide in men, walking in memory of her cousin, Mark.
Also leading out the marathon walk was Yvette Anderson, fundraising for the Kevin Christie Fund, which was set up to support the Carnoustie local, who was involved in a freak accident that left him paralysed from the neck down.
Mairi Stewart lead the Big Stroll from Tayport, raising money for Children’s Cancer & Leukemia Group, a charity that offers support to Ruby Stewart.
Six-year-old Millie Pauley, who lives with a rare illness TUBA 1a, lead out the six-mile Wee Wander from Dundee, along with her mother, Emma.
So far, Kiltwalk has raised £4.5 million for charities across the country, including Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, STV Children’s Appeal and Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland), following events in Glasgow and Aberdeen.
The event has also recently been named the fifth biggest mass-participation charity event in the UK.
Walkers were fuelled by supermarket sponsor, ALDI, who provided fruit, water, cereal bars and other snacks at pitstops along the route.