Firemen going the extra mile for charity
A team of firemen are giving their feet some much-needed rest after completing a challenging fundraising walk.
Six crew from Peterhead donned their full uniform and trekked 75 miles from the Buchan town to Dyce and back this week.
It was part of efforts to raise £5,000 to help the Fire Fighters Charity mark its 75th anniversary.
And after completing the hike they have smashed their target, with almost £7,000 being donated.
The trek took place on Wednesday and Thursday and the route took the six members of Red Watch along the now
“Some of the guys have been left with a few blisters”
abandoned Banff and Buchan railway line to the fire station in Dyce.
After an overnight stay at the Pitmedden Road base, the firefighters walked back to their own station on Prunier Drive, Peterhead. Their journey took about 15 hours each way.
Watch manager Robbie Sturrock led the hike along the old railway and said it was quite a challenging venture given they were wearing their helmets, tunic, leggings and boots.
Mr Sturrock, who has been a firefighter for 26 years, said the endeavour had been a lot tougher than any of them had expected.
He said: “It was a lot of hard work.
“We knew it was going to be challenging, but we really underestimated how hard it would be.
“Some of the guys have been left with a few blisters.
“The entire team put in a lot of effort and that was important because it was all about the team and not individuals.”