Return of Moira’s Run to Glasgow park

Hundreds of runners have taken part in a five-kilometre race held in memory of Moira Jones as it returned to Glasgow’s Queen’s Park for the first time since 2019.

Moira’s Run brought together runners and walkers, some in fancy dress, from near and far to raise money for the Moira Fund.

The charity was established by the family and friends of Moira Jones, who was abducted then murdered in the park in May 2008.

The run, which took place on Sunday October 23, was first held in 2014 but was moved to a virtual event in 2020 and 2021 because of the previous Covid-19 restrictions. Many other runners also took part virtually from all over the world.

This year, Victim Support Scotland’s Support for Families Bereaved by Crime (SFBC) team also took part. SFBC works very closely with The Moira Fund in supporting families. 

The run raises money for The Moira Fund which has helped more than a thousand families in the UK affected by homicide. Grants from the charity can cover everything from funeral costs to clothes for attending court. 

The Scottish Violence Reduction Unit assists in organising the event. 

For more information on Moira’s Fund go to

Niven Rennie


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Niven has more than 30 years of operational policing experience in the United Kingdom. He joined Strathclyde Police in 1985 serving throughout the west of Scotland in a variety of ranks and positions before progressing to the rank of Chief Superintendent. Niven previously held the role of President of the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents where he represented the interests of the operational leaders of policing in Scotland.

On leaving Police Scotland in 2016 Niven took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of South Ayrshire Escape from Homelessness (SeAscape).

Niven was appointed director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit in July 2018.