UNITED AUCTIONS have enlisted a ‘crack commando auctioneering unit’ to compete in this year’s RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2018 in August.

Now in its seventh year, the annual, one-day, action-adventure event will see teams of four bike, kayak, walk and run a 46km Highland course on Friday August 31. The ‘soldiers of fortune’ from Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers have come out of the shadows on a mission to raise the most money for Scotland’s rural charity.

The uA-Team stars team captain Jack Keane as John ‘Hannibal’ Smith on the running leg; Jenna Reid as ‘Face’ will be walking; Murray Steel will be cycling as ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock, while Chris Rogerson as 'B.A. Baracus' ain’t gettin' on no plane, because he’s kayaking.

Mr Rogerson / Baracus said: “Five years ago, United Auctions’ Rostrum Rascals won the trophy. This year the uA-Team ain’t in it to win it; no, fool, we’re in it to raise the money.

Team captain Mr Keane / ‘Hannibal’ added: “I love it when a plan comes together.”

To help the uA-Team fundraise for RSABI, you can follow their training and other exploits on YouTube, sponsor them at all United Auctions’ marts, and online at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/uATeam