A total of 4,000 people laced up their trainers and took to the streets of Glasgow as the Kiltwalk returned this weekend - the first for two years.

Thousands of Kiltwalkers laced up their boots and marched out for nearly 500 charities of their choice after events planned in 2020 and early 2021 went virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And we asked people of the Three Towns to submit their photos of them taking part for their chosen charities.

Leaving from Glasgow Green in the city, walkers could do either the 16.5-mile ‘Mighty Stride’, starting at Glasgow Green and finishing at Dumbarton’s Meadow Park, or the 3.5-mile ‘Wee Wander’ finishing at the Riverside Museum.

In order to accommodate the social distance measures, walkers had to set off around 7am in staggered starts to allow them enough distance to take in Covid safety procedure.

The Hunter Foundation underwrites The Kiltwalk with Ayrshire’s Sir Tom Hunter topping up donations by 50 per cent to support the many charities which have struggled amid the pandemic.

In the spring of this year, 11,500 participants took part in the virtual event raising £4.1million, with an additional £2.05million donated from the Hunter Foundation.

Waving out the walkers at first light Sir Tom said: “We’re so happy to be here this morning in Glasgow Green to see folk with smiling faces. We’re back!

“The money raised here will help people all over Scotland with a wee hand-up, not a hand-out. Over 1,300 Scottish charities this year will be helped. It makes my heart sing.”