In May Port Ban’s team of walkers including employees: David Austin, Neil Baxter, Jonathan and Nelleke Sheldrick, caravan tenants: Ella Crockett, Margaret & Jim Duncan, Paul Reid and regular guest, Jonathan Bennett, and not forgetting labradoodle, Tess and mascot bear, Dewey, returned to Kelso to tackle the Border Abbeys Route. Thanks to some detours they covered about 90 miles in 6 days and this week were able to handover £2,000 to Jenny Brolly, for the Marie Curie Foundation.
Next year in September they are planning to be the first group of walkers to walk a new long distance walk through Mid-Argyll called the Columba Route. The Heart of Argyll Tourism Alliance has already registered the route with the Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum as a Pilgrimage Walk, linking the Kintyre Way with Oban and Iona. It will again be a sponsored walk, this time raising funds for Mary’s Meals. They hope that some of the Advertiser’s readers will join them, either as walkers on at least on one of the stages, or helping with the organisation and provision of accommodation.They will be joined by the Mid-Argyll Ramblers.