A train operator has teamed up with a charity to help find a cure for MND.
ScotRail is providing the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation with smart cards to allow Doddie Weir and his team to travel across the country for free to help improve the lives of people with MND.
The charity was founded by Mr Weir in 2017, following the former Scotland rugby international’s public announcement that he was suffering from MND.
Since then, the foundation has provided more than £150,000 to MND Scotland to distribute via its small grants scheme – to help people living with MND adapt their homes, and to fund respite activities for carers.
The vast majority of the funds raised by My Name’5 Doddie Foundation is invested into research.
Mr Weir said: “I use the train regularly to travel around and find the service absolutely invaluable.
“The ScotRail Smartcards will have a direct benefit to the foundation as it allows me to get to where I need to be, and the support they have given us means we can concentrate on the aims and goals of our charity.”