Hundreds donned their walking boots for a trek around the scenic Crathes Castle yesterday in aid of a major north-east charity.
The estate surrounding the 16th century property was a sea of purple for most of the day as Clan Cancer Support hosted its annual sponsored walk.
More than 300 people signed up to take on the challenge of either a three- or 15-mile walk, with all of the participants decked out in the charity’s official colour as they made their way around the courses.
While the final fundraising total will not be known for several weeks, charity bosses are already planning out how the money will be spent.
Clan’s head of income generation, Fiona Fernie, said: “Everything that has been raised will go towards our services, whether that’s support for someone going through all of the process related to cancer themselves or in support of a loved one.
“This can be physical or emotional support and includes our Clan Haven facility in Aberdeen.”
She added: “We had such a mix of people taking part.
“Some were walking in support of a loved one who has been affected by cancer, while others were taking part in memory of someone.
“It was also something really sociable for people to do together as a family or group of friends or work colleagues, and a day out for everybody.
“By adding a three-mile walk we made it accessible for people who couldn’t manage the 15 miles, so we had lots of families taking part with their kids and canine companions.
“I imagine the children, adults and dogs will all be sleeping well tonight.”
The 2019 Clan Walk was supported by oil and gas firm Serica Energy, with preparations for the 2020 outing already underway.
For more information about the charity visit clanhouse.org