South Scotland

Southern Upland Way charity challenge attracts hundreds

Charity walkers
Image caption The fundraising event took place in the Scottish Borders at the weekend

Almost 300 people took part in a charity challenge in the Borders at the weekend for injured rugby players and armed forces veterans.

They walked or ran a stretch of the Southern Upland Way in the Poppyscotland Hearts and Heroes event.

The 12-hour challenge on Saturday started near the southern edge of St Mary's Loch and finished in Melrose.

Three distances were available, of up to 29 miles, so that participants could set their own level of difficulty.

Many of the participants are still continuing with their fundraising efforts.

All money raised will go to help injured rugby players through the Hearts and Balls charity, as well as veterans and their families living in Scotland.

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