An Elvis Presley impersonator has landed in Scotland on his latest tour – of the country’s finest malt whisky distilleries.
Cumbria man William Morin, 69, spent his career doubling as the King of Rock and Roll at music venues across the globe.
But, now retired, Mr Morin has decided to put on his blue suede shoes to undertake a month-long charity challenge.
The former singing star and friend Mike Little, 30, are visiting malt producers across Scotland to collect bottles which they will later auction off in aid of a Cystic Fibrosis charity.
Yesterday the duo called in at the Speyside Distillery, near Kingussie, where they picked up a bottle of Spey Tenné single malt signed by manager Sandy Jamieson.
Mr Morin, who has topped the bill in Las Vegas lounges and at concert halls across Europe, said the Speyside scenery was some of the most beautiful he had ever witnessed.
He said: “I was ecstatic to be at the distillery, and the surroundings were absolutely beautiful.
“It’s one of the best places we’ve been to so far, and we were especially pleased they let us drop by as the Speyside distillery isn’t usually open to the public.”
Mr Morin and Mr Little hope to raise over £50,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by collecting around 100 bottles.
The money will go towards research into beating the disease, which leaves those diagnosed with a drastically reduced life expectancy.
They are travelling between malthouses on 50cc scooters, and have already visited venues in Kirkwall and Wick.
The tour will culminate in the borders at the end of the month.
Mr Little, a church worker, said: “We both have family members with cystic fibrosis and wanted to do something to support the cause.
“As we are both whisky fans we came up with the idea of touring Scotland and getting the distilleries involved, and we are delighted by the support our idea has generated.”
Speyside distillery manager Patricia Dillon added: “We are happy to support this novel challenge which will help raise awareness, as well as funds, for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.”