Highlands & Islands

London swimmers in Loch Ness relay challenge

Serpentine Club swimmer
Image caption The women are members of London's Serpentine Swimming Club

Six women are to attempt a relay swim of the 23-mile length of Loch Ness to raise funds for a new hospital in Afghanistan.

The members of London's Serpentine Swimming Club have had tartan swim suits specially made for the challenge.

They hope to complete the swim in a single day when weather conditions are favourable during next week.

The oldest swimmer in the group is 65 and they face water temperatures of between 5C and 7C.