HUNDREDS of fundraisers took to the streets of Edinburgh to compete in the annual Meadows Marathon, with everyone from students dressed as taps to kilt-wearing independence supporters taking part.

Yesterday's event, which catered to all fitness levels with a marathon, half-marathon, and fun run, raised money for charities including Save the Children and Unicef.

Participants set off from Bristo Square between 10am and 11.30 amid spring sunshine in the capital.

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Organisers confirmed it was the busiest event to date, with 693 runners signed up through pre-registration and dozens more signing up yesterday morning.

A post-race yoga session was also available to help runners cool down.