A lucky Kiltwalk Hero has received £30,000 from Arnold Clark to spend on her dream car following a secret stunt involving her family.
Relatives got in on the act to surprise Iona Laird, 26, from Bonhill, Alexandria, who thought she was accompanying her sister Kirsty to Arnold Clark’s Clydebank branch to look at a car being purchased by her brother-in-law.
Instead, when she arrived, her family appeared along with two singers performing The Proclaimers’ iconic track, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), and revealed that she had won £30,000 to spend on an Arnold Clark car of her choice.
Iona completed the Glasgow Kiltwalk’s 23-mile Mighty Stride on 30th April in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, after the organisation cared for her mum before she sadly lost her life.
Arnold Clark Chief Executive and Group Managing Director, Eddie Hawthorne, said: 'It means the world to everyone at Arnold Clark to support Scotland’s communities and do our bit to help others through the Kiltwalk.
'This is the first year we’ve surprised a lucky Kiltwalker with £30,000 for a dream car – and the look on Iona’s face was worth the wait. We look forward to surprising another lucky Kiltwalker later in the year”.
Kiltwalk CEO, Paul Cooney, added: 'Iona’s hard work walking 23 miles in the rain has paid off in a way that she could never have imagined. Thank you to our headline sponsor, the wonderful Arnold Clark, for the most generous surprise.'