The team at Scottish Land & Estates is used to taking on the challenges associated with politics and land management every day but are they ready for a different kind of challenge?
Four brave members of staff are taking on the RSABI Great Glen Challenge on August 28th. RSABI is a Scottish charity which provides financial assistance, support and advice to people who have worked in Scottish land-based occupations and who are suffering hardship.
The Great Glen Challenge is their annual competition that stretches teams of four to stretch themselves to complete a series of sporting feats.
Head of Policy, Andrew Midgley, will start the team off with a 34km mountain bike from Invermoriston to Laggan Bridge. Andrew has been practicing his pedalling by cycling to and from work. He will then hand over to Tim Baynes, Director of Moorlands, who will complete a 7km kayak on Loch Oich. Tim admits he has never kayaked before but has always wanted to give it a go!
Highland Regional Manager, Drew McFarlane-Slack, will then walk 12km from Laggan Bridge to Clunes. Drew knows the area well so we have high hopes that he will excel at the observational quiz that follows his section. The final stage, a 17km run from Clunes to Neptune’s staircase, will be completed by Public Affairs Officer, Donald Inch. Donald is a rather laid back character so we expect him to take his section in his stride.
If you would like to support the fundraising efforts please see Scottish Land and Estates fundraising page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ScottishLandandEstates.