Kelpies Light up Awareness Walk

Heads Up Awareness group are holding a light up awareness walk from The Falkirk Wheel to The Kelpies, to raise awareness and funds for Head and Neck Cancer.

The walk is a distance of 6km, starting at The Falkirk Wheel and finishing at the 30-metre high horse-head sculptures that are The Kelpies. The sculptures will then be lit up in burgundy and white  – the head and neck cancer awareness colours – for three days.

There will also be entertainment from Crooner Tommy Twigg.

The funds raised by the Heads Up Awareness Walk will help the lives of people who have been diagnosed with head and neck cancer, or their family, carers and friends. It will also help us to raise awareness of head and neck cancer in Scotland.

Time Schedule

8.30 am – We will meet at Cancer Support Scotland at Gartnavel, Glasgow, to register, pin on your walk numbers and take some photos
8.45 am- We will board the bus which will make the short Journey round to The Beatson to pick up more participants and officially start the event
9.00 am – Depart by bus for The Falkirk Wheel
10.00 am – Arrive at The Falkirk Wheel; there will be another opportunity for those people meeting us in here to register. There will also be more photos and some refreshments.
11.00 am – The walk commences along the Forth & Clyde Canal.
1.00 pm – The walk finishes at The Kelpies.
1.15 pm – Refreshments, raise awareness, local press and photographs.
2.00 pm – The Kelpies are lit up for 3 days in the head and neck cancer awareness colours
3.00 pm – Depart

The main aim of the walk is to raise awareness, however, if you do want to raise money through sponsorship there is no minimum required – we just ask that you register for the event:

If you would like to register for the Light Up walk please email us at

Please include if you will be leaving from Glasgow or Falkirk. Please note that there are limited spaces for the bus, so seats will be on a first come basis.