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Fundraiser heads north to climb isles’ highest peaks

Douglas Kerr.

A MAN from Dumfries will visit Shetland in the coming days as part of a fundraising quest to climb the highest peak in every inhabited island in Scotland.

Douglas Kerr, a former regional chairman of NFU Scotland, will be in the isles between 25 June and 10 July.

The semi-retired farmer is the former president of the Dalbeattie branch of the Rotary Club and members of the Shetland group will join him when he scales Ronas Hill.

Kerr will climb the highest peaks in all of Shetland’s inhabited isles, from Fair Isle to Unst.

Among the charities he is fundraising for is Mary’s Meals, which provides food for schoolchildren in deprived areas of the world.

The Rotary Club of Shetland has been active since 1972 and the group, which meets on a regular basis for “fun and friendship”, is an active fundraiser for local, national and international organisations.