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Scotland's Statues Help Raise Awareness For Vulnerable Children

25 October 2010

People's Postcode Lottery's charity partner CHILDREN 1ST launched their annual Kilts for Kids Day (26 November 2010) campaign by dressing statues across Scotland in our national dress.


Greyfriars Bobby in his tartan coat and scarf Greyfriars Bobby in his tartan coat and scarf

In Edinburgh,

  • Sir Walter Scott on the Scott Monument on Princes Street sported a tartan sash

  • Greyfriars Bobby had his very own tailor-made tartan coat and scarf


Comic strip characters also joined in the fun, as

  • Desperate Dan sported a kilt and sash in Dundee

  • Glasgow favourite, Lobey Dosser, wore a tartan scarf


Kilts for Kids Day on Friday 26 November 2010 is an annual major fundraising event for CHILDREN 1ST. The event sees hundreds of people across Scotland holding Scottish-themed events to raise money for the most vulnerable children in Scotland.

This will be the third year in a row that the event has taken place. To date, it has raised over £175,000. The event is always held on the Friday before St. Andrews Day. Many schools and businesses across Scotland have already contacted the charity to let them know that they are going to be participating in this year's event.

People’s Postcode Lottery players have raised over £1,381,161 for CHILDREN 1ST to date.



Scott Monument on Princes Street wearing a tartan sash Scott Monument on Princes Street wearing a tartan sash
Desperate Dan with kilt and sash Desperate Dan with kilt and sash