ROTARIANS from the Wee County are set to “Break the Law” in June in a charity endeavour.

A team of six will attempt to break the steep and rocky Law Hill in the Ochils in a bid to raise funds for two good causes.

The initiative, dubbed Breaking the Law, will see Rotarians Scott Doyle, Graham McGirr, Ian Pryde, Ramsay Blair, Dougie Johnson and Russell White conquer the 638 metre heigh summit at the head of Tillicoultry Glen.

However, the team are planning not to simply scale the Law once; they are looking to to break the hill five times on the same day, setting out at 6am on Saturday, June 5.

Scott said: “We will be raising funds for two hugely effective charities – one local, Ochils Mountain Rescue, and one international, Global Sight Solutions.

“Both are causes supported by the Rotary Club of Alloa.

“This has been a really difficult year for the club, with most fundraising activities being curtailed by the pandemic.

“Usually at this time of the year, we get lots of local groups involved in raising their own funds via the Rotary Nebit Walk and the Look Aboot Ye Challenge – but neither is possible this year – so we decided to 'Break The Law' instead.”

The team of six will ascend more than 3,000m during the day, nearly equivalent to a trek from the Everest Base Camp to the world's highest summit.

The challenge will take some 12-16 hours to complete, according to the team's estimates.

While the event will not be open to the public, a stall will be set up in the Mill Glen car park to act as a base camp during the day and the Rotary Club of Alloa is hoping for a few visitors to drop by.

The stall, manned from 7.30am on the day, will be sponsored by Jason Frew of the Exotic Planet Pet Store in Tilly’s Sterling Mills.

As explained by Scott, the Ochils Mountain Rescue Team, who have been assisting the club with outdoor events each year, will be one of the good causes to benefit.

Ross MacIntyre, rescue team secretary, said: “It was great to hear from Alloa Rotary about this initiative and we are very grateful for the club’s continued support, especially as this year we celebrate our 50th anniversary; it is very much appreciated.

“We would be delighted to be nearby on the day to support this valiant attempt to “Break the Law!”

The second charity supported by the fundraiser is Global Sight Solutions with Alloa Rotary Club spearheading a district-wide effort to build an eye hospital – in a team effort with Rotary colleagues in the Bihar State of India.

People looking to support the effort can visit to do so via PayPal or they can donate via the Rotary Club of Alloa Facebook page, referencing The Law.