Caledonian challenge lies ahead of walkers

Duns Probus Club have very kindly sponsored Moira Anderson who is taking part in the Caledonian Challenge,  a 24 mile and 54 mile walk, which takes place next month. Club president Ian Turnbbull is pictured above presenting a cheque for �100 to Moira.

Duns Probus Club have very kindly sponsored Moira Anderson who is taking part in the Caledonian Challenge, a 24 mile and 54 mile walk, which takes place next month. Club president Ian Turnbbull is pictured above presenting a cheque for �100 to Moira.

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Four brave Borders women are taking the Caledonian Challenge, walking 54 miles in 24 hours from Gairlocky to Strathfill.

Calling themselves the Walkie Talkies - Moira Anderson, Jacqueline Whitelaw, Pamela Harding and Lynn Medley - the team all work for Scottish Borders Council and are in training for the challenge which takes place over June 11/12.

Moira, from Duns, said: “We register at Fort William on the Friday and start the walk at 8am on the Saturday morning at Gairlocky eight miles north of Fort William,” said Moirs, from Duns.

“We pass through the Great Glen Way, taking in sights of Ben Nevis before reaching Glen Nevis. We join the famous West Highland Way heading to the Ice Factor at Kinlochleven.

“Then it’s a steady climb up the summit of the Devil’s Staircase before reaching Glencoe Mountain Centre. We continue on the West Highland way to Inveroran; then it’s one final burst of enthusiasm and energy to arrive at the finishing line at Strathfill early on Sunday morning.”

The Walkie Talkies are taking the Caledonian Challenge to raise money for Foundation Scotland which supports community groups and local charities across Scotland.

Moira’s fundraising efforts received a boost when Duns Probus Club sponsored her to the tune of £100. Anyone wishing to support the Walkie Talkies can do so online at www.caledonianchallenge.com