News in brief: Ben Nevis climb for Kilcreggan school, Faslane staff raise funds


An 11 year-old is climbing Ben Nevis next month to raise money for Kilcreggan Primary School.

Ciaran Patterson will be starting at Hermitage Academy later this year but is planning the fund-rising event beforehand.

His mum Roz A Patterson said: “He has had such a great time at Kilcreggan school that he wanted to give something back.”

To sponsor Ciaran text 0737 5050690, go to Roz’ s Facebook page or the Just Giving page:

Fourteen staff from Faslane raised over £3,760 for various charities, by walking (and in some cases running) 42.75 miles in a day.

The team made up of Royal Marines, HMS Neptune Volunteer Band, Royal Navy Veterans, Lockheed Martin UK Strategic Systems, Serco, Forces Financial and Babcock Marine, staff and their families, embarked on the annual Keswick to Barrow-in-Furness walk (K2B) earlier this month.

Leaving Barrow at 3.30am to make their way to the start line at Keswick, the team set off on the 42.75 mile expedition through the Lake District countryside on a perfect sunny day.

The HMS Resolution crew won the team contest in the face of severe competition but a shipyard worker claimed the honour of being the first person back to Barrow.

Team Clyde’s chosen charities are: Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Lupus, Parkinson’s UK, Alzheimer’s Scotland and Arthritis UK.