Armed forces veterans complete John Muir Way

Published on
November 10, 2022
November 29, 2022
Written by
Alan Mairs
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For 14 weeks from August to November, serving personnel from 6SCOTS joined staff from Sacro’s Veterans Mentoring and Forces of Nature services, to complete the John Muir Way. They were accompanied along the way by armed forces veterans who have received Sacro support.

Sacro and 6SCOTS organised the walk to highlight the difficulties faced by military veterans and promote the life-changing support available to them. 

The 134-mile walk was divided into 14 sections to make it manageable for Veterans to participate and finished on 9 November to coincide with the run-up to Remembrance Day. The walk began on 10 August at the John Muir Birthplace Museum in Dunbar and finished at Helensburgh waterfront on 9 November where a piper accompanied the walkers on the final leg of their journey. At the conclusion of their walk, the participants were received by Susanna Hamilton, Veterans Commissioner for Scotland.

Commenting on the journey, a serving officer with 6SCOTS said:

“These events are a great opportunity for personnel from across the unit to build on unit cohesion during a fun, demanding and enjoyable experience over the beautiful Scottish countryside in support of a truly exceptional organisation.”
Walkers were received by Susanna Hamilton, Veterans Commissioner for Scotland.
A piper accompanied the walkers on the final leg of their journey

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