A Highland charity is celebrating its most successful charity abseil after harnessing the power of thrill-seekers to raise tens of thousands of pounds to benefit sick children in hospital.
The Archie Foundation has announced an impressive £33,444.16 has been raised following its day of abseiling at the historic Dunrobin Castle in Golspie back in May.
Hundreds took part in the event, with the highest single fundraiser, Susan Andrew, weighing in with a total of £1,880.50 after feeling a debt of gratitude for the care shown to her daughter Lois.
Dawn Cowie of The Archie Foundation said: “The event exceeded all of our expectations and we are absolutely thrilled to have raised more than £30,000.
“I think a huge part of its success was the setting. Dunrobin Castle is absolutely gorgeous and the abseil gave participants a chance to see the building like they’ve never seen it before.
“It was a really enjoyable day for everyone, from those who took part, to spectators and volunteers. There was a great atmosphere, and everyone was there to support one another.
“Money raised from the abseil will help make the difference for sick children in the Highlands.”
Dunrobin Castle Managing Director Scott Morrison said: “We are amazed at the funds raised from the abseil which has to be one of the most successful charity events ever held at the castle.”