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Tartan Walkers Put Their Best Foot Forward On Leap Year Day

Renfrewshire residents put a spring in their step recently and donned their walking shoes for the Annual Active Renfrewshire Tartan Walk through Lochwinnoch.

Eighty five adults, five babies in buggies and three dogs took part in the event on 29 February, and put 2012’s extra day this Leap Year to good use by getting active.

Everyone who took part in the 5km (3.1 mile) walk entertained themselves by singing Scottish songs and several walkers were kitted out in traditional tartan. They then enjoyed a well-deserved cuppa at Castle Semple Visitor Centre.

The walk was led by Renfrewshire Council’s Walking Development Officer, Senga McLeod.

Councillor Susan McDonald, Renfrewshire Council’s Sports Champion, said: “Walking brings many health benefits and is the ideal way to stay active – and there’s also the positive social element of enjoying the company of your fellow walkers. I’m delighted there was such a good turn out for our Tartan Walk around Lochwinnoch. I’m sure everyone who took part enjoyed the fresh air and scenery – and the Scottish singing!”