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Brian Fyfe

Walking the Scottish National Trail 536miles

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My story

[p] Starting on the 9th April I will attempt to walk the Scottish National Trail, which covers 864 kilometres (536 miles), in one continuous journey, starting in Kirk Yetholm in the Borders and finishing at Cape Wrath in the far North West.[/p][p] [b]In attempting to walk the trail I will be raising funds for the Firefighters Charity and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Support Trust. Both organisations provide outstanding support and facilities for both serving and retired fire fighters and their families.[/b][/p][p] [u]Outline[/u][/p][p] I retired from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on the 7th February after 30 years’ service and wanted to take on a challenge, the planning of which would keep me busy following retirement. The long distance walks in Scotland have always appealed to me so I decided on the longest, the Scottish National Trail, a trail devised by outdoors writer and broadcaster Cameron McNeish.[/p][p] An outline of the route can be found on the Walk Highlands web site here:[/p][p] [url=https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/scottish-national-trail.shtml]https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/scottish-national-trail.shtml[/url][/p][p] The route passes along many of the existing long distance walking paths and becomes increasingly more rugged and remote the further north you travel. I am keen to be self-sufficient on the route and will wild camp and stay in bothies along the way; I have to admit I may seek the luxury of a B&B and maybe even a Fire Station or two.[/p][p] I intend to start the walk on the 9th April, this would have been my late father’s 94th birthday. He served as an retained firefighter in Crieff for 27 years and passed away in January 2015. I am allowing 40 days to complete the walk but as I don’t have ‘work’ to get back to I am not too set in a strict timeline. I will have friends and family joining me for sections of the walk so I won’t be alone all the way, which will be a great moral boost. [/p][p] The National Firefighters Charity provides rehabilitation, recuperation and support to serving and retired firefighters and their families. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family Support Trust provides financial and other support services to serving and retired firefighters and their families, who may require assistance in times of need.[/p][p] I would be extremely grateful if you would consider supporting my challenge by making a donation or even coming along and joining me on part of my walk.[/p][p]7/3/18 After a flying start to donations I have increased my target to £536. Huge hanks to all who have donated so far![/p][p]18/04/2018 Fantastic! I have reached my target of £536 and I still have a long way to walk, I have decided therefore to up my target to £1000, thanks to all who have donated so far!!![/p]
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Jul 4, 2018


£104.00 plus £26.00 Gift Aid

Jun 20, 2018

Geoff Cantrell

Hi Brian, well done completing your challenge and raising a very impressive amount of money for this excellent cause. It was great to spend a little time with you along the way to Cape Wrath, hope that you are now fully recovered and enjoying retirement

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 25, 2018


What a wonderful adventure! Well done, x


May 25, 2018

Gaz BW

Well done Brian some effort!! Better than they losers that rowed the Atlantic. Pffft

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 24, 2018


£125.00 plus £31.25 Gift Aid

May 21, 2018

Ben and Elaine

Superb achievment Brian - we are glad that we could walk some of the way with you. Cheers Ben and Elaine

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 21, 2018

Janice Smith

Awesome challenge. Well done for finishing and well done to jacky too

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 19, 2018


Well done! What an incredible achievement

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 18, 2018

Keith McKenzie

Great effort Brian. And such worthwhile causes to raise for.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 18, 2018

Davie Dawson

Well done Brian great achievement

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