Greyhounds from Lewis and Harris are being invited to come and take part in the Great Global Greyhound Walk this summer, marking the first ever formal participation of owners in the Western Isles and the most northerly event in a global movement.

A small group of greyhound owners have come together before in Stornoway, but this is the first time they have joined in the annual national – and now international – event.

The Great Global Greyhound Walkbrings together greyhounds, lurchers, other sighthounds and their owners to raise awareness of the breeds and show the public what wonderful pets they make. Every year thousands of fans of retired greyhounds across the globe get together to walk together and raise funds helping support the work of greyhound homing charities across the world.

The walk this year is on Sunday June 9th and marks the 10thanniversary of the movement. There’ll be organised events in New Zealand, the USA and all over Europe and participants will be walking and gambolling together in Adelaide, South Australia, Atlanta Georgia and Ängelholm in Sweden – and this year in Stornoway too.

The Stornoway walk will be in Lews Castle grounds and will be buggy friendly, with the option of a shorter route for those who wish to take a gentler pace.

Weather permitting, there’ll be a picnic on the castle green afterwards and organiser Emily Dillon said:“ I'm hoping I can maybe get in touch with a very kind photographer that could spare a little time for photos at the end too.”

You can get more information about the global walk – including local contacts – from the GGGW website at