Lewismen to walk length of Hebrides for charity

Kevin Smith and John Maciver (left and centre) with Kenny Maclennan who will be supporting them on their walk.

Kevin Smith and John Maciver (left and centre) with Kenny Maclennan who will be supporting them on their walk.

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Two Lewismen are preparing for the walk of a lifetime - almost 160 miles in total - to help raise money for Alzheimers Scotland.

Kevin Smith from Callanish and his uncle John Maciver who is originally from Breasclete are planning on walking for five days from Vatersay on Barra to the top of Lewis.

The boys are due to hit the road on Monday, May 12th, and get a whopping 32-miles each day into their feet.

But it is all for a good cause with all proceeds going to Alzheimers Scotland – a charity close to the family’s heart.

Kevin explained: “We are keen to do the walk although we know it won’t be easy. The first two days will be walking through the Southern Isles from Barra to North Uist before we head over to Harris on the Wednesday.

“Then we will walk from Leverburgh to the top of the Clisham before making our way to the Butt of Lewis via the West Side circular on the final two days.”

Kevin has been preparing for the epic walk with a series of running events and he will also be participating in a duathlon at the end of May while John has been racking up the miles with a series of long walks and hikes.

Anyone who wishes to donate to the boys challenge can do so via www.justgiving.com/hebridesmemoryhike

More information is also available on the boys’ Facebook page – Hebrides Memory Hike.