RSABI’s flagship annual outdoors team event, the Great Glen Challenge, is returning for 2024 and for the second-year running will be sponsored by expert legal advisors to the rural sector, Gillespie Macandrew.

Last year’s event raised over £50,000 towards the work of RSABI which provides practical, emotional, and financial support to people in Scottish agriculture.

The 2024 event hopes to surpass this amount and take the total amount raised since the event was launched to over £500,000.

Now in its 12th year, the Great Glen Challenge 2024 will take place on August 30, when competing teams of four, plus a support driver, will take on the multi-sports event, with four designated stages set out on a scenic route between Fort Augustus and Fort William.

Competitors will carry out a range of cycling, kayaking, walking, and running till they reach the prize-giving reception located at Neptune’s Staircase, located at the end of the route, with the designated driver picking up and dropping off fellow team members at various locations along the Great Glen Way.

As well as supporting as the official sponsor for the Great Glen Challenge for the second year running, Gillespie Macandrew is competing and volunteering at the event.

Partner of land and rural business at Gillespie Macandrew, Lois Newton, mentioned: “We are delighted to once again be supporting the Great Glen Challenge and to help highlight the excellent work of RSABI. Our staff are very much looking forward to competing in this fantastic event for the third year running in the great Scottish outdoors.”

RSABI chief executive, Carol McLaren, highlighted: “The 2024 challenge wouldn’t be possible without the generous sponsorship and support of Gillespie Macandrew and we are delighted to be working with them again. Our thanks also go to the volunteers who help us run the event."