It started life as The Edinburgh Evening News Charity Walk in 1968. Now more than four decades later Great Scottish Events has become one of Scotland's leading fundraising events organisers in Scotland.
Over the next year Great Scottish Events a Social Enterprise will raise record amounts of money for many charities and voluntary organisations. All thanks to the efforts of thousands of participants of all ages and ability.
The beauty of all the Great Scottish Events is that virtually everyone can take part even the young or frail can still get involved in Wee Walks, Toddles and Golden Mile Walks.
Great Scottish Events also guarantees 100% money raised by all participants in their fundraising efforts is given directly to their chosen charity!
Terry Crossley – originator / organiser of “The Edinburgh Evening News Charity Walk, The Great Scottish Walk and The Edinburgh Christmas Charity Festival.” Has supported many fundraising efforts over the years and has helped raise millions of pounds for charities.
In November 1967, Terry served in the Royal Navy as a Physical Training Instructor when his ship visited South Africa. He took part in the 22 mile Big Walk and was so impressed by the event that when he settled down in Edinburgh the following year, he thought “The South African Walk concept was just right for Edinburgh.” The rest is history!