Task and barrel: Davy walks around Arran with whisky cask

Davy Ballantyne took on the challenge to raise funds for the Samaritans.

Davy Ballantyne is raising money for the Samaritans by walking around the coastline of the Isle of Arran – with a 110-pound whisky barrel on his back.

Davy hoped to complete the 70-mile challenge in ten days, however due to weather conditions he reckons it will now take two weeks.

He originally wanted to donate money raised to causes for type-one diabetes, but due to the coronavirus pandemic has decided to give it to the Samaritans Emergency Appeal, for which he’s so far raised £3517.

Those who wish to support his cause can do it by donating through his JustGiving page.