Bennett’s big payout

Selkirk bookmaker Andy Bennett handed over a cheque for £1,362 to sister Shirley Syme of the Borders General Hospital’s Special Baby Care Unit recently, raised from his static line parachute jump. Andy’s son Kris was treated as a baby in the unit.

Andy, who runs the Scotbet shop in Selkirk and was named bookie of the year in 2011, completed the 5,000ft jump – very similar to a skydive – from a plane above Perth.