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CKD Galbraith Team Conquers The Caledonian Challenge

Six professionals from CKD Galbraith have completed one of Scotland's most gruelling and challenging endurance events, The Caledonian Challenge. The annual event, which saw the CKD Galbraith team hike 54 miles in under 24 hours from Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th June, took place to raise funds for Foundation Scotland, an independent charity established to strengthen local communities by providing a source of funding to community-led projects.

The Caledonian Challenge saw the team, along with many other competitors, hike the majority of the northern section of the West Highland Way whilst taking in some of the UK's most iconic scenery. 

The team began their trek at 7am in Gairlochy, 10 miles north of Fort William and hike south through Glen Nevis, Kinlochleven, Glencoe and Inveroran before finishing at Strathfillan, south of Tyndrum, all in under 24 hours.

CKD Galbraith's team was led by Dominic Wedderburn of the firm's Cupar office, plus estate agency partner George Lorimer also of Cupar, Alistair Christie of Agribusiness, Valuation and Agency in Stirling, Jamie McNeill, head of residential agency in Edinburgh, Alex Inglis, head of residential agency in Kelso and Julie Dunabie, research analyst from the Ayr Office. The team was ably assisted by the critical support team of Andrew Adamson of the rural and energy team from Inverness and Cupar office contact John Cumming, an experienced endurance athlete himself.

Alistair Christie, associate at CKD Galbraith's Stirling office, said:

We all trained very hard, covering hundreds of miles per month in preparation for what was one of the hardest physical and mental challenges of our lives to date but a completely unforgettable experience. 

Covering 54 miles in under 24 hours, scaling mountains, trekking day and night as well as enduring the Scottish elements was extremely demanding. We had a tough team from across our range of offices throughout Scotland and we all thoroughly enjoyed completing the challenge and raising the much needed funds.

We're extremely pleased to say we have raised a total of 2,774 for Foundation Scotland to date. Our friends, families and colleagues have been very generous and the firm also made a corporate donation as a part of its corporate social responsibility commitment.

Giles Ruck, chief executive at Foundation Scotland, commented:

We were delighted to have CKD Galbraith's team taking part in and fundraising for what was the event's 20th year. The funds raised will help us to support much needed community services at a grass roots level which ultimately will enrich the quality of people's lives and their future prospects.

Over 18,000 participants have taken part in the Caledonian Challenge to date raising over 14 million for communities across Scotland. This was a fantastic fundraising event to be a part of and we hope the CKD Galbraith team take on the challenge again next year!