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7 Aug 2020

Simon and Bridget’s Scottish coastal walk to help Save Our Scotland

A man and woman standing near a coastline hold a National Trust for Scotland omega sign
As National Trust for Scotland Patrons, Simon and Bridget Fraser already had a huge passion for Scotland’s natural and built heritage, but when the coronavirus pandemic hit they knew they wanted to do something to help secure the charity’s future.

Inspired by the amazing Captain Tom Moore, Simon and Bridget hatched a plan to raise £100,000 for the Trust by walking 100km of the Berwickshire coast.

The couple’s route will take in some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery, including the breathtaking St Abb’s Head.

A rugged coastline, with waves crashed against cliffs at St Abb's Head.
The beautiful rugged coastline at St Abb’s Head

Simon, who worked in fund management until his retirement 10 years ago, will be reaching out to friends, family and colleagues to help them meet their fundraising target.

Having been lucky enough to travel the world with his job, Simon and Bridget have seen many of the world’s most stunning sites, but their hearts are in Scotland.

Simon said: ‘One of the reasons we became Patrons of the Trust was because of our intense pride and passion for Scotland. There is simply nowhere as beautiful and with such a varied and exciting history and heritage, and Bridget and I knew we wanted to combine our fundraising with exploring what’s on our doorstep. This trek is allowing us to do just that and already we are discovering new areas which we’ve never come across before.’

You can make a donation to Simon and Bridget on their Just Giving page.

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