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By Fiona Reid
Farming
Farmer’s bike challenge ends on a high

ANNANDALE dairy farmer Alistair Marshall raised £22,000 through a cycling challenge.

It was twice his original target and he’s delighted at the final total.

Alistair, from Carrutherstown, is the chairman of the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) and got on his bike to raise money for them.

He cycled across Scotland, finishing up at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh.

A RHET spokesperson said: “Congratulations to Alistair for completing his challenge, cycling across each of the RHET CIs across Scotland. A job well done!

“And a big thank you to all of our corporate and individual sponsors for your support so far.”

Alistair, who has been chair of RHET since 2021, hopes the money will help continue to provide free educational activities and experiential learning for young people aged 3-18 years.

He said: “I’m immensely proud to be the chairman of RHET, which each year makes it possible for 70,000 children to visit a working farm or benefit from a classroom activity focused on food and farming.”

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