AN ambitious woman from Largs is taking on all four of Scotland's Kiltwalk fund-raising events for a charity close to her heart.

Diane Agnew has decided to undertake the epic challenge to raise funds for the Stroke Association after a loved one suffered from a stroke last year.

The Kiltwalk is Scotland’s largest mass participation walking event with over 145,000 people taking part since 2016. 

The 43-year-old will be taking part in all four fundraiser events, in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, each of which will cover around 20 miles.

Last year’s event was the biggest with 27,500 Kiltwalkers raising a total of over £5.1 million for 1,550 Scottish charities.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: The first Kiltwalk will be in Glasgow this weekendThe first Kiltwalk will be in Glasgow this weekend (Image: Stroke Association)

Diane is going to be taking part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk this Sunday, April 28, with the next leg of the journey in Aberdeen in June.

She said: “I am proud to be raising funds for the Stroke Association. Someone very close to me had a stroke late last year, and it affected me deeply.

"Thankfully her stroke was mild compared to others and she can still lead an independent life. But her life has changed with the stroke.

"Given her stroke was only seven months ago, there is still quite a bit to go in her recovery period.

“I want to raise funds for a cause I believe in. I also want more people to know that having a stroke needn’t be a life sentence. There is hope after stroke, I really believe it is recoverable.”

Julia Shepherd, products officer at the Stroke Association, said: “It’s incredible to see how dedicated Diane is to undertake all four Kiltwalks.

"It’s quite a commitment to give up four sets of weekends to undertake the challenge, so we’re very grateful to Diane for doing this, whilst raising funds for charity. 

“We’re also thrilled that Diane will be raising funds for us again. She is one of the lucky ones to have won the ballot to partake in The Supernova Forth Road Bridge Experience in November.

"We wish Diane all the best with that, we appreciate your help.

"The funds raised will be used to help prevent stroke, and support those who have had a stroke.”

To sponsor Diane, visit her JustGiving page at