Charity calls on run-loving locals

Poppyscotland is calling for Borderers to put on their running shoes to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival on May 25 and 26.

Places are available for the full marathon, half-marathon, Hairy Haggis Relay, 5km/10km and junior races. As well as getting fit and having fun, participants will be encouraged to raise vital funds to make a real difference to the lives of Armed Forces veterans and their families living in Scotland.

To find out more about taking part in the festival, contact Alice Fisher on 0131 550 1578 or