Great Scottish Tattie Run is back on track


Crowds flock to Edinburgh to compete

This weekend the Great Scottish Tattie Run was back in Edinburgh after a three year absence as more than 300 participants ran the mile with a sack of Branston Potatoes on their back.

The free, fun event took place on Sunday 26 June at Silverknowes Promenade. Men competed carrying 20kg, with female runners opting for a 10kg bag of tatties and youngsters grouped according to age either carrying 2.5kg or entering the Spud & Spoon race. As well as a bespoke medal to celebrate completing the challenge all the competitors got to take home their tatties afterwards. 

Event organiser Terry Crossley, of Great Scottish Events, said: “There is nothing quite like The Great Scottish Tattie Run and we were pleased to see so many of the people of Edinburgh come along to take part or just to cheer on the runners.

“Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Branston, race entry is free and participants can also take home their bag of tatties. After an absence of three years due to Covid restrictions, we were delighted to be back at wonderful Silverknowes and hope we can establish The Great Scottish Tattie Run as a not-to-be-missed fun family annual event.”

Kevin Imrie, general manager of Branston’s Abernethy site said: “ We’re delighted to be sponsoring this fantastic event once again and helping to raise funds for some very worthy charities in the process.

“20kg is a hefty weight to carry, never mind running a mile with it, so it’s real test of strength and stamina as well as a great way to work up an appetite for all those tatties!”

Keep your eyes peeled for the Great Perthshire Tattie Run, coming soon on 13th August -