A local businessman has returned from what he described as “an extraordinary week”.
Alister Walker, proprietor of JRS Photo Hardware in Perth city centre, trekked 100 kilometres (62 miles) in three days on a tour of First World War battlefields.
“There were 100 people in my group and another 100 in a group which walked the same path the previous week,” said Alister, 65, who has been battling prostate cancer for 12 years.
“Together, we raised almost £1 million for The Soldiers’ Charity, with my fundraising efforts bringing in £4,300.
“My feet were pretty well blistered but thankfully there were medics on hand each night to deal with our injuries.
“One of the final acts was the laying of a wreath at Mons in Belgium. I was chosen to lay one and one of the other wreath-layers was a former soldier who had returned to civilian life when he was captured by al Qaeda and held for 500 days.”