Glasgow Eco Trust have made a grand tribute to their former Trustee Tam Munro who passed away in January after being diagnosed with terminal cancer just a year earlier.

The local environmental charity, who are based at the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, donated a grand (£1000) to both the Beatson Cancer Charity and St Margaret of Scotland Hospice. Both of these organisations provided care and support to Tam and his family during his battle with cancer.

Tam was a community champion for over 40 years and he played a major role in setting up Glasgow Eco Trust 20 years ago, as well as getting Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre built just over a decade ago. He was also involved in several other charities and community organisations and he has left a significant legacy along the Dumbarton Road Corridor through the communities of Yoker, Scotstoun and Whiteinch.

The donated money was raised by Glasgow Eco Trust and De'ils on Wheels staff and volunteers who completed the Kiltwalk Glasgow Big Stroll from Clydebank to Loch Lomond back in April. They raised just over £4000 with half the money going towards supporting their own work and the other half being donated to these two amazing charities.

The presentation took place in the stunning surroundings of Heart of Scotstoun Community garden at an event to kick start Glasgow Eco Trust’s 20th anniversary year as well as celebrate the start of Volunteers Week Scotland Volunteers play a significant role in the success of Glasgow Eco Trust, including Kiltwalk volunteers, and last year they contributed 1800 hours of their time.

Suzie Scott, Tam’s widow, said “I’m very grateful to Glasgow Eco Trust for making the donations to both the Beatson and St Margaret’s Hospice as a tribute to Tam. They both provided fantastic care and support to Tam and us as a family. For over four decades Tam put a huge amount of commitment and energy into improving the local community for everyone.”

Neil Lovelock, Glasgow Eco Trust Project Manager, said “What a great day. This was our fifth year of doing the Kiltwalk and to be able to donate £1000 to both of these amazing charities in tribute to Tam is just absolutely fantastic. And to have the event in this beautiful community space which Tam helped make happen was just the icing on the cake. I would also like to say a massive thank you to all of our Kiltwalkers and everyone that donated to our Kiltwalk fundraiser.”

Seonaidh McGuire, Community Engagement Fundraiser at The Beatson Cancer Charity said, “We are so grateful to Glasgow Eco Trust who have raised £1,000 for our charity by taking part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk in April. The Kiltwalk is always a special event, but this year we had our highest ever number of participants, with over 800 people taking on this incredible challenge as part of Team Beatson. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Glasgow Eco Trust who took part in the event for our charity – your support will allow us to continue and develop new services for cancer patients and their families.”

Thomas Dawson from St Margaret of Scotland Hospice said, “On behalf of Sister Rita, I would like to thank you all for your donation of £1000 to the Hospice in memory of Tam. How thoughtful and generous of you all to think of us by doing the Kiltwalk. I hope a great day was had by all. Thank you for your warm welcome last Saturday. It was lovely to meet you, Suzie and everybody involved and here about what you do for the area. I hope it continues to go from strength to strength. It is very important to keep a community spirit and take pride in where you are from. Please be assured that your donation will be used in the best interests of all in our care. Thank you all once again.”

Glasgow Eco Trust delivers community-led climate action to make a difference for people, place and planet. To find out more about their work please visit their website - or follow them on social media @GlasgowEcoTrust on Facebook, X/Twitter and Instagram. You can also support their work by donating at and if you would be interested in doing your own fundraiser for Glasgow Eco Trust please contact them at [email protected]

Photo: Glasgow Eco Trust - People (L to R): Thomas Dawson, St Margaret of Scotland Hospice; Chris Lavelle, Chairperson, Glasgow Eco Trust; Suzie Scott, Tam Munro’s widow; Seonaidh McGuire, Community Engagement Fundraiser, Beatson Cancer Charity; Neil Lovelock, Project Manager, Glasgow Eco Trust