A CHARITY close to the hearts of Crossroads Young Farmers Club, Lochlans Legacy, inspired members to take part in a recent Kilt Walk raising £1095.

Lochlans Legacy, is all about breaking down barriers and educating others about type 1 diabetes.

"This charity is hugely important to us as a club, as our chairman, David Smith is a type 1 diabetic and is also an ambassador to the charity. We had a great response from the club with 40 members keen to get involved," said secretary, Hannah Baird.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the club could only meet in groups of six but that sure didn’t stop them, managing to rack up 684 miles and raising £1095.

This will be topped up 50% by Sir Tom Hunter, as will all other Kilt Walk donations.

It was a great club effort from everyone, with David Smith and vice chairman, Craig Baird both walking 50 miles each over the weekend, with Lee Robb cycling 64 miles as well as a group of members climbing Ben Lomond for sunrise, keen enough to leave at 1am in the morning!