Army wives to raise cash for injured soldiers on charity walk


THE wives of Scottish army soldiers serving in Afghanistan are set to show their support for the armed force as they raise funds for those returning injured.

Seventeen women will take part in a charity walk tomorrow (Fri) in Edinburgh, to provide cash for injured soldiers and their families.

The ladies are all married to men from The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS).

They will begin at 9am the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, and follow a route to Glencorse Barracks in Penicuik, where the Battalion recently left on their six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.

All the money collected on the day, along with a wristband appeal, will be given to Whitehackle, the official charity of The Royal Highland Fusiliers.

Glencorse Barracks was used as a prisoner of war camp during the Napoleonic War.

French prisoners of war were detained at both the castle and at the barracks during the conflict and were transferred to and from the locations by forced marches.

Report by Christine Lavelle