A pair of pals who hiked 235 miles from one side of Scotland to the other have raised almost £6,000 for children with diabetes.
Kenny Wilson, 28, and Darren McWilliam, 30, have raised more than £5,943 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a UK children’s charity by walking from Aberdeen to Ardnamurchan.
They spent almost two weeks enduring midges, marshes, weather extremes and a knee injury, all with a special pair of siblings in mind.
Mr Wilson, an electrical technician, was inspired to support the charity after his seven-year-old niece Annalise and nephew Hamish, three, were diagnosed with type one diabetes.
Mr McWilliam, a senior systems engineer, said despite his co-walker injuring his knee en-route the pair powered through thanks to encouragement from their supporters.
“There were of course ups and downs, but we were overwhelmed by the amount of people who we met along the way that were kind enough to stop and ask what we were doing and donate to such a great cause,” Mr McWilliam said. “The last few days were also tough as the weather was not on our side and we walked sunrise until sunset in waterproofs.
“Crossing the finish line was an incredible feeling and we were so grateful to those who drove to meet us and share some celebratory cake and bubbles. It took us nine months of training and planning but we would do it all again in a heartbeat.”
To sponsor them, search for Road to Arnamurchan on Justgiving.