A group of football fans from Aberdeen have completed a challenge to visit 42 stadiums in 42 hours – and raised more than £4,000 for charity along the way.
Iain Wood, Tony Mulloy, John Cruden, Rod Lawman, Stewart Ingram, Kenny Thom and Willie Hepburn embarked on their journey to visit each of the SPFL grounds in less than two days.
Despite the time restraints, they completed the 1,302 mile journey with just under an hour to spare.
Event organiser Iain, 38, from Westhill, said: “It was quite mad.
“We were up against the clock from the beginning.
“Our plan had been to spend 15 minutes in each place, but we ended up spending longer in some stadiums because they had arranged events for us.
“We were in Kilmarnock for an hour, so we did have to do a bit of rushing around to catch up.
“There were some definite highlights like getting to meet Neil Simpson and getting photos with a replica of the European Cup and doing penalties at Hampden.
“But to be honest, the whole thing was fantastic – seeing something that had taken a year to organise all come together was very satisfying.”
The group have raised money for three charities close to their hearts.
These are Nil By Mouth, which seeks to challenge sectarianism in Scottish society, the Tartan Army Children’s Charity, which supports under-privileged children, and Kayleigh’s Wee Stars – a charity which offers financial support to families where a child has a terminal illness.
So far, they have raised about £4,500 and are hoping to hit £6,000 – double their original target.
Iain, a sales adviser for GPH Builders Merchant, said: “When we first decided we were doing this challenge, picking charities that meant something to us was very important.
“It’s fantastic to know we’ve raised so much for them.
“We’re very proud to be helping three very important charities.”