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Achievement of Sutherland youngsters who raised £1054 for Golspie Heritage Society is recognised

By Caroline McMorran

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Three East Sutherland youngsters who undertook a sponsored walk in aid of Golspie Heritage Society have been recognised for their efforts.

The trio, who were all aged nine at the time, raised £1054 after walking from Golspie to Helmsdale along the John O’Groats Trail.

Murdo Shaw (left) and Sholto Shaw.
Murdo Shaw (left) and Sholto Shaw.
Maria Morrison.
Maria Morrison.

Murdo Shaw, Golspie, and Sholto Shaw, Helmsdale, walked the whole way in 10 and a half hours, finishing in the dark with the help of head torches.

Maria Morrison, Golspie, joined them for the trickiest leg from Kintradwell to Crackaig.

And the society has now shown its appreciation by presenting them with certificates of achievement and chocolates from local firm Highland Whisky Chocolates.

Murdo, now aged 10, was inspired to raise money for the heritage society after visiting its Station Road headquarters with his p5/6 class last year.

The class were studying the Titanic disaster and wanted to know more about what Golspie was like in 1912. The society put together a slide show of life in the village in 1912.

The walk was originally planned for October last year but had to be postponed due to storms until November 4, which was fortunately a beautiful day.

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