PRESS RELEASE - The MoonWalk Scotland lights up the streets of Edinburgh!

Free to use images from the The MoonWalk Scotland 2023

The iconic MoonWalk Scotland lights up the night-time streets of Edinburgh


The MoonWalk Scotland returned to the streets of Edinburgh in a blaze of colour last night (Sat 9th Sept).

Women, men and young people wearing brightly decorated bras or colourful “bra t-shirts” set off from Holyrood Park in balmy, late summer temperatures at 11pm, to walk a half or full marathon through the capital.

Organised by breast cancer charity Walk the Walk, the first MoonWalk Scotland was staged in 2006. Since then, walkers have raised almost £22 million, which is granted across Scotland to help support those living with cancer.

Walk the Walk recently awarded £50,000 to the charity Cancer Support Scotland, to help reduce the waiting list for Scottish cancer patients and their families, who are in desperate need of emotional and wellbeing support.

Many buildings and landmarks across Edinburgh lit up pink throughout the night in honour of Walk the Walk’s amazing walkers and volunteers. These included Edinburgh Castle; Camera Obscura; Lloyds on the Mound; Royal Society; Edinburgh; Victoria Quay, Leith, Radisson Blu Hotel; St. Andrew’s House; Prestonfield House Hotel; Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

Entries are already open for The MoonWalk Scotland on Saturday 7th September 2024. Sign up now at

Photo captions (credit Walk the Walk)

  • Image 3: L-R Barbara-Ann Mackay, Sarah-Jane Shellard and Audrey Anderson (all from Arbroath). Barbara-Ann, her sister Sarah-Jane and aunt Audrey Anderson were all diagnosed with breast cancer during an eight-month period in 2018. They supported each other during treatment – they all had had double mastectomies and chemotherapy
  • All other images: The MoonWalk Scotland 2023

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Walk the Walk

  • Breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk, is the organiser of The MoonWalk Scotland, The MoonWalk London and The MoonWalk Iceland, where women and men walk marathons at Midnight wearing brightly decorated bras or colourful bra-t-shirts
  • Walk the Walk specialises in promoting the benefits of Walking as an important part of cancer prevention, as well as for overall mental health and physical wellbeing