A FATHER and daughter duo has completed 20 of Scotland’s great trails to raise money for an Alloa-based charity.

Ian and Eve Alderman, together known as Our Spectrum Adventures, walked more than 1000 miles for Scottish Autism last year.

The last route they completed last year was along the union canal, starting at the Falkirk Wheel and finishing in Linlithgow.

Looking ahead to 2024, Ian said: “Eve and I had an epic year in 2023, backpacking along some of Scotland’s most famous and challenging long-distance trails to raise awareness and funds for Scottish Autism.

“So far, we have completed 20 of Scotland’s Great Trails totalling (at minimum) 1113 miles.

“We have hiked through heatwaves, snow blizzards and of course lots of rain, as well as wind that flattened our tent on more than one occasion.

“We have had the privilege of being filmed for a documentary whilst on the West Highland Way, appearing on BBC radio talk shows and being involved in writing for several books that are currently going through the editorial process.

“We have even been involved in clinical studies regarding both autism and charity through several UK universities.

“It’s been an adventure in every meaning of the word, and we feel both privileged and honoured to be able to have this opportunity.

“This coming year, we hope to complete and raise £10,000 for Scottish Autism in the process.”

Together, Ian and Eve have managed to complete 20 of the great trails so far, with just nine left to complete, including the 214-mile Southern Upland Way.

By setting up a JustGiving page, the pair have raised more than £4000 for Scottish Autism.

Karen Wilson, income generation and partnership lead, said: “Ian and Eve have been absolute heroes during 2023, heading out in all manner of weather to hike some of Scotland’s great trails.

“The money they are helping raise will go a long way towards supporting our services for autistic people, and we have all been following their progress with great interest.

“As we head into 2024, with nine trails left to complete, we are looking forward to seeing them smash their goals, and inspiring others to consider what challenges they might like to complete themselves.”

Their JustGiving page can be found here.