A WEE COUNTY youngster has completed his latest charity venture to raise money for his school.

Archie Shearer, who has Sotos Syndrome, organised a fundraising walk around Gartmorn Dam – twice – along with his mum Claire.

There was some concern the weather might curtail the event, but all was clear for Archie to tackle the six-mile route.

Mum Claire told the Advertiser: “Thankfully the weather was on our side which was a bonus.

“I think if the weather was as bad as it has been we would only have managed to go around once.”

The intrepid Archie has done sponsored walks in the past and has raised £291.84 this time around.

All proceeds from the event will be going towards supporting Lochies School, where Archie is in Primary 4.

More than 10 people took part in Sunday's walk and were even joined at one point by one of Archie’s teachers who was there with their dog.

As an added bonus, the group were backed up on the day by family members who hadn’t been together for a while – providing a fine opportunity to catch up.

Young Archie was leading the line and breezed the first lap. However, his mum said he had to dig deep to complete the second trip around the Clacks beauty spot.

Nonetheless, he made it to end and was rewarded with a free lunch at Dam Good Coffee.

Claire added: “I think he burned off too much energy running about in the first lap.

“He walks with splints which made it more difficult the second time around.”

But Archie isn't stopping just yet as Claire is hoping to get her son a pair of hiking boots so they can head up the hills next year when the weather picks up.

She added: “We’re so proud of everyone and so grateful for everyone who took part or donated.”