The Proclaimers

Mega Miles Challenge

Our Mega Miles Challenge

Logged 768.12mi

Goal 575mi

Almost there!

Today will be the penultimate blog post before the end of the Mega Miles Campaign Challenge, as it stands we're a collective 420 miles at the time of writing towards our goal of 500

'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step' albeit one that even the actual Proclaimers might have reservations at undertaking! 

This campaign is to support the Charity for Civil Servants and in turn our colleagues during May the mental health month, we hope that our endeavours have encouraged others  to be the best they can be, and gain mindfulness with our fellow front line friends 

On a lighter note, our very own Libby Thomas went for a walk with friends around Erskine. With notable highlights in guessing the age of the trees that they walked past using their highly 'accurate' hug method, during their trip they saw an amazing bunch of bluebells near the Erskine bridge.

Enjoy the sun folks, and the long weekend when it arrives


Good day dear readers, we hope you all got to enjoy the brief yet blistering heatwave and managed to avoid the torrential downpour that affected most of Scotland on Sunday!

We are pleased to announce– in the immortal words of Jon Bon Jovi- “ohhh we’re halfway there” at a combined total of 275 miles walked (no “Livin’ on a prayer” for us!), this puts us well on track for the goal of 500 miles over the month of May

The combined distance covered is approximately a round trip to Aberdeen or if you prefer a more scenic trip; the full West Highland way undertaken 3 times

To wrap up, here is a glorious poem from the ever talented Paul Johnson;


Up and About by Paul Johnson


Although not as dreich as it ever has been 

It’s dreicher than earlier on in the evening 

Earlier on, the drizzle was nil

The blue of the sky sizzled sanguine and still

And though smir will tickle your face 

The choice is not sticking inside of a place 

not propping up clothes in a slouch or a slump 

A doom-scrolling languishing biscuit dump 

Instead breathe the fresh air, breathe in the damp

Seize opportunity while you still can

Though summer in Scotland requires some poise

Instead seek the quiet or bring your own noise 

Explore in the air. In the dark , in the rain 

Explore contemplation of how to keep sane

Explore how a village became a town 

About is it’s own thing and up is not down

Please support us!

We're taking on the Mega Miles Challenge in support of the Charity for Civil Servants.

The Charity for Civil Servants supports current, former and retired civil servants when they face tough times.  From mental health struggles and financial assistance to relationship issues, getting through grief, and coping with disability, they’re here to help people stay strong, whatever life brings.

They’ve been there for civil servants for over 137 years, providing an umbrella of support when it’s needed most and so we're fundraising to make sure they can be there for future generations too.

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Paul Johnson


Catherine Thomas


William Hay



Lesley Paton


Vivien Parr

Good Luck!


Mhairi Parr

Good luck!!!! :)




Susan Turnbull

Good luck!


Susan Turnbull

Good Luck Libby!! Xx


Lauren Clarke

Good luck Libby Well done ❤️


Sam Carruthers


Janet Sinclair




Your Mum


Brenda Allard



Tracy Smart

Good luck Andrew :)



Well done, Paul 😘


Susan T

I look forward to 'casual' Andrew!!!


Susan Turnbull

Good Luck!


Andrew Parr




Lauren Dillon


David Rollo


David Rollo