Dundee accountants add to Kiltwalk success


Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker

Chief Executive

19 August 2019


    Accountancy and business advisory firm, Johnston Carmichael, has raised over £9000 for charities across Scotland after taking part in Dundee’s biggest ever Kiltwalk.

    A group of 23 staff from the firm’s Perth, Forfar, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and recently-launched Dundee offices put their best foot forward and took on the six-mile Wee Wander, the 11-mile Big Stroll and the 25-mile Mighty Stride. Walking from St. Andrews, across the Tay Bridge and finishing at Monifeith, the team rose vital funds for SAMH, Maggie’s Centre Dundee, Bardet-Biedl Syndrome and Clic Sergeant.

    The firm, which is a gold sponsor of the Kiltwalk, launched its Dundee office in June as part of a strategic expansion.  Every member of the Dundee team, including Restructuring Director Jenn Stewart and adviser Sir Pete Downes, took part in the annual event. The firm’s CEO, Andrew Walker, also took part.

    The route took walkers past Dundee’s International Submarine Memorial, where Johnston Carmichael marked a commitment to the city with its own Oor Wullie sculpture as part of the Big Bucket Trail. The constellation-themed sculpture, “Ooruis Willius in the Night Sky”, was passed by thousands of walkers between mile 18 and 19 of the walk. 

    Walking the streets of Dundee just after we opened our new office in the city was really special for the team. Taking part in such an important event in our new home was an amazing way to mark a new chapter for the firm.

    Andrew Walker

    Chief Executive

    Teams across the firm’s 11 other offices have already taken part in this year’s Kiltwalk events in Aberdeen and Glasgow, raising over £5,000 for charity. 

    Thanks to backing from Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation, an extra 40p will be added to every £1 raised by each and every walker, massively boosting the funds that will go to charities.

    CEO of Johnston Carmichael Andrew Walker said: “Walking the streets of Dundee just after we opened our new office in the city was really special for the team. Taking part in such an important event in our new home was an amazing way to mark a new chapter for the firm.

    “I am thrilled to see so many of the Johnston Carmichael team pulling on their walking boots and getting involved in this year’s Kiltwalk events. With the amazing support from The Hunter Foundation, it is a fantastic way to raise money for charities across the country and make a difference to those in need.”

    Johnston Carmichael has supported the Kiltwalk for a number of years and it’s great to see another team of accountants don their tartan and take to the streets of the city.

    Paul Cooney

    CEO of Kiltwalk

    Paul Cooney, CEO of Kiltwalk said: “Johnston Carmichael has supported the Kiltwalk for a number of years and it’s great to see another team of accountants don their tartan and take to the streets of the city. I’d like to thank all of our generous sponsors for their continued support, helping make this year’s Kiltwalk the biggest Dundee has ever seen.”

    Registration for the last 2019 Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk in Edinburgh is now open. To register, visit www.thekiltwalk.co.uk.