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Father and son from Pathhead get in a charity spin

Left to right - Iain McHale, Gordon Lamb, Michael McHale, before taking on their Corryvreckan challenge

Left to right - Iain McHale, Gordon Lamb, Michael McHale, before taking on their Corryvreckan challenge

A Pathhead father and son were part of a daring trio that threw themselves in at the deep end last weekend to raise funds for charity.

Father and son Michael (52)and Iain McHale (19)from Pathhead, along with Gordon Lamb (52) from Ormiston, swam across the notorious Gulf of Corryvreckan in a bid to raise funds for new hydrotherapy facilities for Capability Scotland.

Separating the islands of Jura and Scarba, the Gulf is home to the world’s third largest whirlpool.

Michael is delighted to have taken part in the challenge and so far the trio have raised £2,000.

He said: “It’s such a beautiful part of the world, it was for a good cause and it was a good challenge to focus on.

“A lot of people felt we were mad taking up this swim but it was all very well organised and a great thing to do.”

Named after a Norse King, Corryvreckan has been called the gateway to hell, and stories are often told locally of sailors who drowned whilst trying to navigate it.

To donate go to www.justgiving.com/poolingtogether

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