A huge thank you goes out from us to the 63 Kiltwalkers who completed the challenge at the weekend raising funds for Friends.

Stacey Russell, 32, took part in the charity walk with her nine-month-old daughter Piper in memory of her mum, Gwen. They were accompanied on the 3.7 mile walk by Arlo, their Tibetan terrier, as well as her boyfriend’s sister Rachel and her daughter Emmie, who were also supporting Friends, and Rachel’s mum Fiona.

The intrepid team walked in the glorious sunshine from Crathes Castle all the way to Bellfield Park in Banchory, with Stacey and Rachel raising over £1,150 in the process. And all the funds they raised will go to Friends, thanks to their sponsors and The Hunter Foundation.

“We were walking for an hour a day in the run-up to the big day, which is quite a way for Piper,” said Stacey, who lives in Dyce and works as a self-employed beauty therapist.