TACC KiltWalk 2011 – On the Day
The TACC Kiltwalk – Sunday 10th April 2011
This is a rough guide to the structure of the day - final times and information will be confirmed closer to the walk.
Registration, Hampden Park
- Parking is available until Monday in the Blue section of the car park, just after Hampden Cabs
- Registration starts at 07:00 in the West tunnel.
- You’ll be able to grab a spot of breakfast
- You’ll also receive an information card, with emergency contact details and key info
- Designated stewards amongst you will receive detailed route information and a snazzy high viz vest
- There will be vans to take any personal belongings on to Loch Lomond, items you don’t want to carry for 26 miles!
- We’ll have section of the stand to sit and eat and wait for the start
- At 08:40 everyone will be asked to gather in the D of the track behind the goal on front of the West stand
- Cat Harvey from Real Radio will address the crowd and get everyone ready for the start
- At 09:00 Cat, Spud the Piper and a Robert the Bruce (!) will lead us out through the West tunnel, through the car park and left onto Aitkenhead Road
- Strathclyde Police will be escorting us safely from the stadium for 2 miles to the Clyde.. We will be walking on the road and holding up traffic, so we’ll be keeping it as tight as possible (no stragglers at this point!) to minimise the disruption to traffic
- St Andrew’s Ambulance will be providing en route first aid support in the form of two cyclists!
- The next 24 miles is on the Sustrans pathways, mostly alongside rivers and canals to make it a much more pleasurable walk than it would be through the city.
- We access the Sustrans at Gorbals Street / Clyde Street on the North bank of the Clyde.
- PLEASE BE PATIENT, CONSIDERATE AND ORDERLY AT ALL TIMES
- There will be a pit stop every 4 miles, with first aid, portaloos and refreshements.
- There will be a St Andrews Ambulance on standby
- There are several parts of the walk where we will go off the Sustrans and onto public roads
- The stewards will have maps to navigate these sections and back onto the Sustrans
- PLEASE TAKE CARE ON THESE SECTIONS, especially the crossing at Dunglass Roundabout
- Please also be considerate of traffic, residents and pedestrians
The Finishing Line!
- The finishing line is at the Loch Lomond Shores, a perfect view to end the walk! You’ll be asked to register again at the finish and will be presented with a unique Kiltwalk medal and some refreshments
- Ewen Cameron from Real Radio will be on stage to welcome everyone across the line, and we'll also have live music to entertain you
- For further refreshments Loch Lomond Shores also has a collection of cafes, while 500 yards behind is the famous Tullie Inn
- You’ll be able to get your personal belongings from the vans
- There will be toilets facilities on the Shores, plus shower and changing facilities at the National Park HQ round the corner
- There is also plenty of car parking for your relatives and friends.
- For those staying on to celebrate there will be live music all evening at the Tullie Inn. In 2010 we had a brilliant night - this year we have Ted Christopher and Bannockburn and the Raggle Taggle Gypsies playing
- Buses will be leaving at 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 and 24:00 for those who book - but don’t worry, we won’t go without you if you haven’t finished the walk!
Please have a brilliant day, and we’ll see you at Hampden!
It takes a lot of work to get a licence for the Kiltwalk.
If there are any issues or complaints we won’t get a licence for future Kiltwalks, and the Charity will lose out. So please follow these simple guidelines:
- Be considerate to other users of the pathways and roads
- Do NOT drink alcohol on the walk
- Do NOT relieve yourself in the open. We have portaloos at pit stops, and there will be pubs, cafes and shops near the pathway at many points
- Leave room for cyclists on the pathways – we suggest walking two or three abreast at most