Highlands & Islands

Cold feat: Pair swim coast-to-coast across Scotland

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Two swimmers have completed a challenge to swim from Scotland's west coast to its east coast.

Graham Donald, of Chorley, and Kerran Traynor, from from Basingstoke, gave themselves two weeks to complete the challenge.

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The coast-to-coast swim involved lochs and rivers in the Great Glen.

Starting in Loch Linnhe in Lochaber, the duo swam Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness before a final swim in the Beauly Firth at Inverness.

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Mr Donald and Mr Traynor began their challenge on 13 September and reached Inverness last Friday.

Their Across Scotland Swim raised money for Marie Curie and Gambia's Bangsang Hospital Appeal.

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