Duncan goes on dram good charity walk


A STILLMAN at Glengoyne Distillery has walked the West Highland Way, raising £1,000 for charity.

Duncan McNicoll completed the 96-mile trip, which starts in Milngavie, passes near the distillery and ends in Fort William, with his brother John, son Calum, son’s girlfriend Hollie and nephew Craig by his side.

The recipient of Duncan and his family’s donation was Bearsden-based charity The Scots Australian Children’s Cancer Trust, which was set up by husband and wife Alan and Janet MacDermid, in appreciation of the life-saving treatment their grandson, Joseph MacDermid, received for a brain tumour at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Funds raised go to supporting cancer charities around the world including World Child Cancer, which twins hospitals in developed countries with others in poorer countries such as Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana, and Mexico.

Mr McNicoll said: “When I heard about all the great work that Alan and Janet’s trust goes towards it only seemed right to do whatever I could to help.

“I really appreciated that my family were willing to help and we enjoyed doing the walk together to help children affected by cancer.”

WALK THIS WAY . . . Alan and Janet MacDermid with Duncan McNicoll (right).