Perth prepares for the biggest kilt run

A number of celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are planned to take place in Perth this June.

As part of the events, the town will try to break the world record for people running in kilts. All participants should run an 8 km route beside the Tay.

Kilt runners will be invited to raise funds for two nominated charities – ABF The Soldiers Charity and PKAVS that supports vulnerable people in Perth and Kinross.

Charles Dunphie, from ABF The Soldiers Charity, said: “We’re hoping to see loads of different tartans out on the day.”

A parade of 1 000 pipers from 400 bands will also take place on 2 June.

Perth will hold one of the largest civic celebrations of the Jubilee in Scotland and it hopes to be granted city status.