HUNDREDS of big-hearted Helensburgh and Lomond walkers donned their kilts and anything else tartan that they could find for a huge charity fund-raising event at the weekend.

A record-breaking 13,000 people took part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk on Sunday, which saw walkers take on the 23-mile Mighty Stride, the 15-mile Big Stroll or the six-mile Wee Wander to end up in Balloch, all in aid of good causes.

More than £3.5million was raised for charities throughout the country with many walkers taking part for the first time to raise cash, and others even getting their pets involved.

It was a star-studded event with Scottish tennis legend Andy Murray’s mum Judy happily posing for pictures with participants, along with Jackie Bird, actor Tom Urie and STV’s weatherman Sean Batty.

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Sir Tom Hunter, who added an additional 40 per cent to all funds raised by each and every walker, said: “Looking over Glasgow Green which was a sea of tartan this morning, I felt so proud to be part of Scotland’s fastest growing charity event.

“13,000 people walking for the charity and causes that mean the most to them is a very special site and I say ‘well done’ to every one of the walkers who took on 23 miles, 15 miles or six miles.

“Thank you for your Kiltwalk kindness to the 740 charities who will benefit from your efforts today.”