STROKE victim Davie Anderson has no qualms about tackling the Edinburgh Kiltwalk next Sunday.

The Cardenden man has been making steady progress since suffering a stroke two years ago and he feels ready to tackle the Kiltwalk with wife Alana.

The duo, from Whitehall Avenue, are going to undertake the short route from Gypsy Brae to Murrayfield, a six mile trek.

Said Alana: "Davie is feeling ready to have a bash at the Kiltwalk this year for Fife Headway.

"He will use his powered wheelchair and feels that he can make the six mile short course and is looking forward to raising cash for this local charity which supports people with head injuries."

Davie added: "I am really just getting to grips with the powered wheelchair but I am ready to give it a go."

The couple have been raising money for a variety of causes for over five years.

Alana lost her daughter Hayley when she was just 20 when she died from the effects of an epileptic attack, and Epilepsy Scotland has benefitted from several of the activities.

Added Alana: "This will be Davie's first sponsored event since his stroke and he really is looking forward to it, wind, rain or shine.

"We have ten of us in our fundraising team who will be tackling the Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2018 for Fife Headway, with the two of us doing the short route and the rest on the 26 mile trek and we hope to raise well over £1,000 on the day."

In the five years Alana has been involved in fundraising, her efforts have exceeded £15,000 and she intends to be seriously adding that total next weekend.