A charity boss is running rings round his Perthshire village as part of a marathon lockdown challenge.
Stephen Coulter, who leads one of the country’s biggest sight-loss charities, is racing round Muthill, near Crieff, to support residential care services.
The 53-year-old is running 2.6 miles a day over the next 10 days.
“It isn’t that far to run as a one-off, but 10 days in a row – I’ve never attempted that before,” said Stephen, who is a director at Edinburgh-based Royal Blind which runs services for people with sight loss of all ages.
“I’m going to attempt a different route every day and share short videos of the beautiful countryside around my village of Muthill.
“I’m looking forward to visiting important landmarks including our now famous telephone box, which is being used as a food larder.”
Stephen, who has been working from home since the lockdown, said his charity is raising funds to support five residential care services that remain open during the pandemic.
“It has been a challenging few weeks,” he said. “However, thanks to those who have donated funds, sent food to our key workers, donated hand sanitisers and made face shields for our key workers, we have been able to ensure our residents in our care homes are receiving the best care possible.”
At the same time, Royal Blind Chief Executive Mark O’Donnell is also raising funds using a rowing machine in his living room.
He is rowing 26,000 strokes over 26 days – the equivalent of rowing from Leith to Kirkcaldy.
“Our key workers are inspired by the huge outpouring of public goodwill and support they are receiving,” he said.