Sep 152010

With thanks to the Aberdeen Branch of SPSC.

On Saturday 18th September, the Aberdeen branch of Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC) are going to walk a 40km route along the Aberdeenshire coast – a distance equivalent to the length of the coastline of the Gaza Strip.

This walk is to draw attention to the fact that 1.5 million Palestinians live in a strip of land so small that it can easily be walked in about 10 hours, that they are virtual prisoners, denied the right to trade by land or sea, to have access to employment or education, or even to receive basic humanitarian aid.

Starting at Portlethen at 7:45am those taking part will follow the Aberdeenshire Coastal Path as far as Newburgh. The route will pass through Cove, round Aberdeen Harbour and through a section of the city centre, up the beach to the Bridge of Don, then onwards to Balmedie, finally arriving at Newburgh – no doubt with a few blisters!

As well as raising awareness of the injustice of Gaza, the SPSC are raising funds through sponsorship for PalestineConnect (, a small grassroots charity that operates computer-aided learning centres in three of the refugee camps in the Gaza Strip.

Anyone who wishes to join us on the walk is very welcome, as are all donations. And if anyone sees us en route, give us a wave!
For further details contact
To make a donation, visit the “Donate” page at and select PalestineConnect from the campaign options.