The Sunday Post
THE Sunday Post has been part of Scottish culture for almost 100 years.
It’s the country’s favourite family newspaper, entertaining nearly a million readers every week.
And it’s the home of the nation’s most cherished comic-strip character, Oor Wullie.
Sitting on his trademark upturned bucket, Wullie was first published in the Sunday Post on March 8, 1936, with the strapline “Oor Wullie! Your Wullie! A’body’s Wullie!” And the 10-year-old and his gang, from Auchenshoogle, have since become iconic Scottish figures.
However Wullie is often complaining he “nivver gets ony fun”, so what better way to cheer him up than ask him to front The Kiltwalk 2013 campaign? And Michty Me! We were blown away when he agreed.
The DC Thomson favourite will swap his signature dungarees for a kilt in his very own tartan to head up next year’s events.
And who knows, perhaps he’ll draft in his pals Soapy Soutar, Fat Boab, Wee Eck, Jeemy the mouse and Harry the dog too?
Whoever turns up, The Kiltwalk owes The Sunday Post a huge thank you for their support — and for lending us Oor Wullie.
The "Raise a £million for Oor Kids" is a clear statement of The Sunday Post's pledge to help us support Scotland's children.
And Jings! Crivvens! Help ma Boab!...we’re certain it’s going to be a cracker of a year!
Based in Edinburgh, Gordon Cairns and his team of Executive Headhunters hosted a Kiltwalk evening at the Scottish Cafe in Edinburgh in May, introducing the charity to many of their leading clients. One of the outcomes was the Sunday Post's support.
Real Radio play a massive part both in advertising the Kiltwalk and on the day itself. With Cat Harvey doing the 26 miles and the rest of the crew entertaining the crowds at Loch Lomond Shores, their support really is invaluable.
Walkers were the first sponsors of the Speyside Kiltwalk and then stepped up to provide shortbread for the events at Hampden and Loch Lomond Shores too!
With a bottle of Highland Spring for every Kiltwalker at every pit stop, Highland Spring literally keep us going over those 26 miles.
Hampden Park, Scotland Manager Craig Levein, staff volunteers, prizes, emails and lots more, it's safe to say that the first Kiltwalks wouldn't have happened without the Scottish FA
Providing us with a stunning finish to our flagship event from Hampden, the team at Loch Lomond Shores are also a great help on the day, from Clare and her staff, the Jenners team, Salah and Cafe Zest and Tanny and the Kilted Skirlie.
For the most Scottish of fundraising events what could be more relevant than a can of Irn Bru at the end (or Strathmore flavoured water)? Thank you to Barrs for their continued supplies!
As our creative agency partner, Simon Clark and the team in Mussleburgh have been great supporters of The Kiltwalk from day one with their creative marketing flair and advice.
Providing each Kiltwalk event with redio communications for our walker's safety.
Mr Sings India
Providing Kiltwalkers with curry pies and haggis pakoras!
The Kiltwalk welcomes sponsorship from Scotland's businesses.
Opportunities to support our events include:
- Headline sponsor of any single event
- Sponsor part of an event such as a pit stop or the entertainment
- Provide refreshments, equipment or staff as volunteers