The streets of Aberdeen were awash with purple yesterday as hundreds of people took part in a charity walk.
The Clan Landmark Walk, now in its third year, led participants on either a 13-mile route, or a shorter version of just under eight miles, around some of the most interesting sights the city has to offer.
More than 550 people from across the north-east set off from Westburn Park, near the charity’s headquarters, and took in familiar sights such as King’s College, St Machar Cathedral, Pittodrie, Marischal College, Duthie Park and the Beach Ballroom.
Donning purple T-shirts, walkers of all ages completed the sponsored walk – which organisers hope will raise more than £50,000 to help support cancer sufferers and their families.
By the time participants got back to Westburn Park, it had been transformed into a fun area featuring an inflatable assault course and surf simulator. There was also face painting.
Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, said the day had been a huge success.
“It’s been absolutely brilliant, we’ve had more than 500 walkers and the weather was onside,” she said.
“I’d like to say a huge thanks to the 330 volunteers who helped with the event.
“We hope we’ve raised more than £50,000 but we won’t know for a few days.
“To have all these people wearing Clan T-shirts around the city will be wonderful for raising awareness about what we do.”
The event, which was sponsored by commercial law firm Bond Dickson for the third year, has raised more than £80,000 since it was set up.
Ms Crighton said yesterday’s participants had come from “far and wide” and each had their own reason for supporting the charity.
She added: “Some have been affected by cancer directly, some have family and friends that have been affected whilst some simply want to take part in support of Clan and the work it does across the north and north-east of Scotland.”
The money raised will allow Clan to continue providing free support services to anyone affected by cancer in the north and north-east.