Kilted Walker in the Media

The coverage gained from exposure in the established media (both TV & Press) is far more wide-reaching than the exposure I gain just by walking every day. So when it comes to raising awareness, exposure in the established TV & press is always being sought.

To date, previous walks have been covered by:

Positively Scottish (a not-for-profit online magazine dedicated to telling positive stories about ordinary Scots):

http://positivelyscottish.scot/2017/04/10/to-arran-and-beyond-the-kilted-walker-marches-on-with-his-charity-mission/

STV (the national TV broadcaster in Scotland):

https://stv.tv/news/features/1378319-kilted-walker-losing-use-of-legs-braves-all-to-cross-canada-on-foot/

Sunday Post (the second-biggest Scottish Sunday newspaper):

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/man-who-suffers-from-incurable-illness-ataxia-takes-to-the-streets-to-raise-awareness/

Arran Banner (the weekly newspaper on the Isle of Arran)

The article is not available online, but an image of the printed article (February 25th):

arran-banner-article-feb25

Ayrshire Post (the biggest-selling regional weekly newspaper in Ayrshire – my local newspaper).

Not only was the story featured on the inner pages, as expected, the Ayrshire Post editor obviously recognised the “local/human interest” value of the story – and splashed  a large photograph on the front page! The article has now made its way onto the online version of the Daily Record (the biggest-selling Scottish daily tabloid newspaper):

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/brave-ayr-man-wont-ataxia-8949553

Ataxia Magazine Ataxia UK highlighted my walk through Spain in Issue 196 (page 4):

https://www.ataxia.org.uk/news/ataxia-magazine-196

Like Riding A Bicycle (Travel Blog, written by Danielle Ditzian, who highlights the difficulties of travelling with a disability in her “Inside the Enabled Mindset” series):

http://www.likeridingabicycle.com/ataxia/

Grand Lille TV (the local daily TV News channel in Lille/northern France):

Video clip is unavailable.

Gazzetta di Parma (the local daily newspaper in Parma, Italy).

The article was printed in Italian (for the local audience):

article-in-parma-press-160516

And there’s more….

If this was the sum of the exposure that my walks receive, then I would already be a happy man.

But this is just the icing on the kiltedwalker.com cake.

I take a lot of photographs as I go, and broadcast these, including links to my sponsors’ websites/social media pages, “live” (or within a few hours) to my social media audience that now numbers in excess of 30,000 followers. Mainly on Twitter, at @kiltedwalker (my main account), @100trains (a personal account for my previous 2013 RTW railway journey) and @hotrev (a former “work” account); but now also, increasingly these days, on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/kiltedwalker/

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