A WEE COUNTY woman is over half-way through the 214-mile Southern Upland Way (SUW) walk as she completes a fundraiser in memory of her late friend.

Sarah Robertson, 76, took on a mammoth three-part challenge this year in a bid to raise at least £1,000 for Motor Neuron Disease (MND) Scotland.

The charity's work means a lot to Sarah, as she sadly lost her close friend, Anne Shearer from Sauchie, to MND last year.

As well as completing the SUW – camping every night with her husband Dave – Sarah also plans to walk across the Ochils from Glen Devon to Menstrie and climb the Nebit 100 times.

In an update during a much-needed rest stop at St Mary's Loch, Sarah told the Advertiser: "The weather has been mixed, but we have camped every night.

"Cold winds from the east and north have a real bite so we head for a cafe when we can. But today's only our third coffee in 12 days.

"Our camping equipment is lightweight, but long distances between shops means that our packs are quite heavy with food at times.

"We have camped in the hills most nights which is always special – listening to skylarks, curlews and cuckoos."

Sarah and Dave now have 85 miles to cover, and Sarah's MND fundraiser is still shy of reaching its £1,000 target.

Anyone who wants to donate to support Sarah as she completes her incredible challenges can do so by visiting tinyurl.com/y39h7h6m