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Kiltwalkers on
spectacular tartan trail

Buckhaven Primary School Kilt Walk
May 2014

Buckhaven Primary School Kilt Walk May 2014

Around 300 tartan-clad youngsters from Buckhaven Primary School created a spectacular sight as they staged their very own Kiltwalk through the streets of the town.

The walk was organised by the Parent Council after hearing from headteacher Lynn Dyas about her experiences when she took part in the 
Glasgow Kiltwalk.

All pupils, from P1 to P7, took part, and they received great support from the community throughout their walk.

Shelley Anderson, one of the organisers, said: “It was a tremendous day. People came out to watch, the kids were waving to everyone and they were all waving back. The support of the community 
was amazing.”

Provost Jim Leishman – who was joined by local councillor Jim Young – officially started the walk, before piper Jim Hepburn led the children out of the school grounds. Parents, school staff, parent council members and the police ensured everything went smoothly as the pupils made their way along the route.

The Kiltwalk charity provided official materials and donated snacks for all the pupils, while several local businesses provided support too, including Mandy Smart, who donated helium balloons for a display, Northern Lights, who supplied music equipment, and Levenmouth Printers, who produced a wonderful banner for the occasion.

Shelly added: “We’d like to thank everyone who supported us and all the generous people who sponsored our children, and, of course, all the children who took part and did so well. We’re proud of all of them.”

The school is now planning to make the Kiltwalk an 
annual event.

 

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