Tartan Team Scotland takes on 26-mile challenge in memory of colleague’s wife, Shona Kennedy
Four colleagues from UK fit-out and refurbishment firm Overbury have completed the 26-mile Edinburgh Kilt Walk to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
John Kennedy, Gary Scott, David Craig and Adam Smith – aka Tartan Team Scotland – have so far raised more than £1,400 for the charity which they say is is close to their hearts.
They walked the 26-mile course through the city’s famous landmarks including Gypsy Brae, Leith and Arthur’s Seat to mark the first anniversary of the passing of Kennedy’s wife, Shona. The pair had been married for 35 years before she was sadly diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2015.
Kennedy, who is currently working on a fit-out project for Prudential at its Campus in Stirling, said: “Having never been much of a fitness enthusiast before, training for the Kilt Walk and fundraising for Macmillan has really helped me focus on this special anniversary.
“Macmillan provided my family with incredible support and I wanted to do something to raise some money to say thank you for the services that they provide to people like my wife.
“I am thrilled that my Overbury colleagues joined me for the walk, it certainly made the day one to remember for many reasons.”
Tartan Team Scotland was also joined by Tony Ingram, from architectural practice A&Q Partnership, who has worked with Kennedy on the Prudential project.