In the 1970s a few young Scots lads from Dundee moved to London to start their careers. Over the years this mini diaspora spread further across the world but kept in contact, and occasionally met up back in London when the opportunity arose.

By 2020, in their mid to late sixties, and unable to get together due to Covid-19 restrictions, discussions turned to retirement and post-lockdown actitivites. Various activities were considered until somebody floated the idea of walking the West Highland Way as a demanding challenge for ageing bodies.

Unfortunately one of the group, Stuart Fraser, had been diagnosed in February 2020 with advanced prostate cancer and it became clear that he would not be able to participate. Because of Covid-19 he couldn’t have chemotherapy, which would have affected his immune system.

On 1st September 2021, Stuart passed away.

Stuart Fraser


Ashtead, Surrey, England
1953 -2021

Our decision was easy, even if the circumstances and the challenge were not. The walk would be in memory of Stuart, to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. The original few grew as family, friends, and friends of friends heard of our ambitions and signed up to Stu’s Band of Brothers, to Walk the West Highland Way in May 2022.

Attributable donations from all sources


Until the start of the Hike

Latest Updates

  • 10K to go!
    No, not miles – pounds. We’re two-thirds of the way to our £30K target for donations to prostate cancer research. This is a real boost having just passed the halfway mark less than two weeks ago. You’ve been fantastic in your support. Please continue to tell friends and family about the Hike, and let’s keep …

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  • The 1,000 Years Hike
    From The Scots Magazine West Highland Way charity walk to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK… At the end of May, a team of walkers will walk the 96 miles from Milngavie to Fort William in memory of their brother and close friend Stuart Fraser who passed away last September after being diagnosed with prostate …

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  • Shrek The Musical
    From 3rd – 7th May, Downfield Musical Society presented “Shrek The Musical” at the Whitehall Theatre in Dundee. Each evening there were Brothers and supporters in attendance with collection buckets at the ready as the patrons departed after the show. Garry sent in this report: In a world where plastic rules and where cash isn’t …

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  • Halfway there!
    Another milestone has been reached. Our supporters have donated over £15,000 to Prostate Cancer UK and taken us over 50% of the way towards our target. Once again, a huge “Thank You!” for your support. Please tell friends and family about the Hike. It’s only 22 days until we start!
  • Almost Jock’s Road
    The final long training day before the actual Hike – 15 miles across the Cairgorms and down Jock’s Road. Well, that was the original plan…
  • Lomond Circuit
    In the second outing of the weekend, four Brothers returned to the Paps of Fife, where Steve performed the ritual of “Kissing the Nipple”.