The Kiltwalk was founded as a new Scottish charity (SCIO) in October 2011 following the success of the "TACC Kiltwalk" in 2010 and 2011.
Three of Scotland's leading children's charities enthusiastically agreed to join TACC as the main joint beneficiaries: CHAS, Aberlour Child Care Trust and CLIC Sargent.
With these 4 charity partners on board The Kiltwalk hoped to appeal to a wide section of the Scottish public in 2012.
The year started off successfully with the Hampden to Loch Lomond Kiltwalk (26 miles) attracting 800 walkers in April.
With support from Scotland Manager Craig Levein, Real Radio/Cat Harvey, Irn Bru, Highland Spring, Loch Lomond Shores, Satty Singh and the Scottish FA, the day was a great success despite the rain. The partner charities also took part in the day by providing a welcome refreshments pit stop en route
In May an impressive 500 people took part in the Speyside Kiltwalk, a stunning 26 miles route from Buckie to Aberlour.
The people of Speyside really got behind the event along with local businesses Walkers, Baxters, Benromach, Aberlour Distillery and many more.
Two local pipe bands, Angus Robertson (MP), Richard Lochhead (MSP) and Moray Forth Radio all gave it a unique Speyside feel.
The final event of the year is the Angus Kiltwalk in October
September 2012 saw the start of an exclusive new partnership with the Sunday Post, with their campaign to help us raise £1m for Oor Kids.
- A new mascot and logo in the shape of Scotland's most famous wee boy, Oor Wullie
- A new event announced, The Edinburgh Kiltwalk starting and finishing Murrayfield Stadium with Scotland rugby legend Chris Paterson