Walkers will don their kilts for a walk through the Queen’s Aberdeenshire estate next month in aid of a cancer charity.
The sixth annual Tartan Trek, organised by Clan Cancer Support, will take place at Glen Gelder on Balmoral Estate on Saturday, May 9.
And the regular nine-mile trudge will this year be accompanied by a Tartan Toddle – a child-friendly two-mile route.
More than 100 participants took part in last year’s trek, which aims to raise funds for the charity along with highlighting the work it does in Deeside.
Clan’s fundraising manager, Susan Crighton, said: “The Tartan Trek is always a fantastic day out for all those involved and really has established itself as an important event for Clan, helping highlight the work we do in Deeside as well as raising valuable funds for our cause.
“The setting of the event is truly stunning, even more so if the sun shines and we’re really looking for as many people as possible to take part in either route.”
The Tartan Trek route is suitable for walkers of all fitness levels, stretching out along estate roads and Landrover tracks.
It starts at 11am at the rear of Crathie’s Tourist Information Centre.
The entry fee is £6 for the Tartan Toddle and £8 for the Tartan Trek.
Participants can register online via www.entrycentral.com/tartantrek or pick up registration forms from the Clan charity shop in Bridge Square, Ballater.