IT WAS an "emotional" day on Saturday when around 70 people – including two Ukrainian refugees – laced up their trainers to tackle more than 68 thousand steps around the county in aid of a Tranent-based charity.

The Walk With Scott Foundation's ninth annual walk kicked off at Haddington Rugby Club's at 8am on Saturday morning and concluded with a special piped walk along Cockenzie High Street to the Cockenzie British Legion.

Karen, secretary of the Walk With Scott Foundation, which was set up by after-dinner speaker Scott Glynn to mark his 50th birthday, said: "It was really good, the weather was nice though it rained in drips and drabs – it was quite refreshing really."

Walkers walked a total of 29.6 miles – more three miles extra than the marathon length (26.2m) originally planned.

The walk was set up by Tranent after-dinner speaker Scott Glynn to mark his 50th birthday nine years ago.

Scott passed away on New Year's Day 2020 following a battle with cancer.

Karen said: "Every blister and sore bit is worth it when you see the difference you have made across our communities in taking part in something which was super special.

"Thank you to everyone who helped make our ninth walk a success.

"Scotters old and new, thank you again for taking part, supporting and your sponsorship. You've been amazing."

An extra special thank you was passed along to some important newcomers, Ukrainian refugees Lilia and Temor.

"This added a whole new level to the Scotter family yesterday and we loved that they took park," Karen concluded.