A group of north-east football fans are striking out on a challenge to visit 42 football stadiums in 42 hours.
Iain Wood, Tony Mulloy, John Cruden, Rod Lawman, Stewart Ingram, Kenny Thom and Willie Hepburn will leave today and plan on visiting every SPFL ground by Sunday.
Event organiser Iain Wood said: “We are kicking off at Pittodrie Stadium today.
“As part of the build-up we are meeting Neil Simpson for photos with him and the replica of the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
“Then we are doing blindfolded penalties outside the Richard Donald Stand, before heading off to our next stop which will be Glebe Park in Brechin.
“From there we continue round the country, finishing on Sunday at Balmoor Stadium in Peterhead.”
The football fans are hoping to raise cash for three charities close to their hearts along the way.
These are Nil By Mouth, which seeks to challenge sectarianism in Scottish society, the Tartan Army Children’s Charity, which supports underprivileged children, and Kayleigh’s Wee Stars – a charity which offers financial support to families where a child has a terminal illness.
The group is already close to reaching its £3,000 fundraising target, with £2,668 already collected before the challenge has even started.
Iain, a sales adviser for GPH Builders Merchant, said: “The three charities mean something to each of us, which is why we chose them.
“We are also holding a free prize draw for everyone who makes a donation which will be made at our awards night in July.”
He added: “We are all really excited about the event and can’t wait to get going.
“We are looking forward to hopefully getting photos with some football celebs.”