Share your West Highland Way memories from the last 40 years

Sarah Badman-Flook is one of those sharing her memories of the West Highland Way. NO F33 Sarah Badman-Flook

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The West Highland Way celebrates its 40th anniversary in October and is looking for stories, photographs and special moments from the public from their time spent on the much-loved long-distance route.

The campaign, part of a special anniversary project funded by the LEADER programme, is now under way and is appealing for stories, video and photography from walkers, runners, and cyclists while on the West Highland Way which runs from Milngavie to Fort William.

This content will form the basis of an online exhibition to celebrate the 40th anniversary on October 6.

Jane McGeary, Business Development Manager for the West Highland Way, told us: ‘Many people feel great affection for the West Highland Way and various activities had been planned for this special anniversary year.

‘Covid-19 has, of course, affected this but we can’t let this moment pass without celebrating the incredible success of Scotland’s first long-distance route.

‘At the start of the year we released a special West Highland Way passport, with walkers receiving stamps along the route. We are keen to keep the public engaged in the celebrations, which is why we also decided to stage a virtual exhibition in October.

‘Key to this will be the incredible stories and moments experienced along the 96 miles by the many thousands of people who have enjoyed their time on the West Highland Way.’

To find out how to submit your memories and any accompanying photographs, video, drawings, audio or other material visit the West Highland Way website by September 6.