A charity event set to get Aberdeen walking is keen for participants to invite man’s best friend.
The team behind this year’s Aberdeen Kiltwalk event, along with canine ambassador Frankie McFluff, have urged participants to bring along their furry friends.
Ambassador Frankie, a chocolate labradoodle, is owned by philanthropists Sir Tom and Lady Marion Hunter, whose foundation has pledged to top-up the money raised by participants by 40%.
Vet charity PDSA has offered dog owners taking part in the Kiltwalk some advice on keeping their canine friends healthy and happy on the day.
A spokeswoman said: “With the right preparation and planning, you and your pooch will enjoy the walk immensely.
“As well as raising lots of money for worthy causes, it’s a great bonding experience.
“If you think your dog will relish a big fundraising event with lots of other four-legged participants, the first step is to develop a realistic training plan.”
Kiltwalk CEO Paul Cooney said: “We always love to see plenty of dogs out enjoying the Aberdeenshire scenery with their owners at the Kiltwalk.
“Following the lead of our new canine ambassador Frankie McFluff, we ask that dog owners keep dogs on a short leash and read the advice from the PDSA to make sure everyone has a fantastic day.”
Organisers have moved the start position, and the event’s shorter Wee Wander walk with the route changed from previous years.
Paul said: “The Wee Wander is now much more manageable at just under five miles and sets off from Camphill Rudolph Steiner School at noon.
“People who have taken on the Wee Wander in Aberdeen before will be delighted to hear that they no longer have to face the climb from Banchory to Potarch.
“We are sure that reversing the Aberdeen route will be a huge improvement on what was already one of our favourite events, and we are already looking forward to seeing our Kiltwalk Heroes take on the brand new Kiltwalk Aberdeen Route.”