Cat lovers join Nine Mile Challenge

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Dedicated cat lovers and walkers will have the opportunity next weekend to take part in an Arran version of the national Nine Mile Challenge, which will benefit the local branch of Cats Protection.

The event taking place on Saturday September 21 will actually be the culmination of a number of training walks leading up to the event which has been organised by Pauline Reid Adamson.

Since the start of the year Pauline, who set up a local walking group called The Bay Kitty Strollers, and in conjunction with Bay Pet Care, have been organising walks around different parts of Arran with a view to completing the challenge.

Everyone is welcome to join the challenge, even if they haven’t taken part in previous walks. The event will start at 11am at the Brodick Co-op where you can buy tickets for £3 as an entry fee or simply make a donation. Walkers and those that make donations will be included in a prize draw.

To make the walk more interesting Pauline has devised the last part of the event as a treasure hunt called the Brodick Tail Trail, using well known landmarks and animal related clues. The treasure hunt will be two miles long and will allow both old and young to enjoy an interesting walk at their own pace. The treasure hunt will start at 3pm from Cladach.

Wholesome snacks from sponsors Naked Foods will be provided for walkers in need of sustenance and energy along the route.

If you wish to sponsor the walkers, with all money going directly to Cats Protection Arran, you can search for The Bay Kitty Strollers on

The Bay Kitty Strollers during one of their training sessions for the Nine Mile Challenge. No_B37cat01

Organiser Pauline Reid Adamson.  No_B37cat02