West Highland Way pals take on ‘The 1000 Years Hike’ in memory of their good friend

From the Scottish Daily Express

Stuart Fraser, originally from Dundee, had suggested the 96-mile ‘saunter’ but died from prostate cancer before the mission could be attempted

A team of golden oldies will walk the West Highland Way in memory of their brother and pal who passed away last September after contracting prostate cancer.

Walkers will be coming from all over the world to take part, from Vancouver, Singapore, Switzerland and England as well as some from Scotland.

Stuart Fraser’s brother Garry, 65, is one of the squad taking part in ‘The 1000 Years Hike’ along the famous 96-mile footpath from Milngavie to Fort William.

He said: “The name of our mission – The 1000 Years Hike – derives from the sum total of our ages. Few of us have the opportunity for regular walking in this kind of terrain, but some of the brothers are experienced walkers with a couple who have already completed the Way.”

Garry is one of the more experienced of the 16-strong group, most of whom moved from Dundee to London in the 1970s before starting their own ‘mini-diaspora’.

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