Dinah and her two wheeled companion


A quick..ish scoot around Skye has a whole new meaning for have-a-go Dinah Bosomworth.

For the 52 years old plans to do just that - and not to mention the Western Isles and Mull as well - all on a real life two wheeled scooter!

Starting on Thursday (April 20) the grandmmother of four, together with a bright orange kick scooter - no motor here - nicknamed Nerys will depart from Oban before making her way from Vatersay to the Butt of Lewis (The Hebridean Way), then across Skye from Uig to Armadale. Once over to Mallaig she goes on to Kilchoan, before  putting in a loop on Mull and then from Oban to home in Mid-Argyll.

On the way the massage therapist, who lives in Ormsary near Lochgilphead, also hopes to raise a total of £3,500 to support the work of the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

She said: "I'm an unadventurous (so far!) mum , with 4 grandchildren., and a husband who thinks this whole venture is a bit mad, but is supportive.

"Last year was not a good one for the young folk of Mid-Argyll, with several suicides amongst our young guys and I felt that I needed to raise some money for SAMH and also to raise awareness of Mental Health issues in our young people, and thought that it was going to have to be big and crazy.

"I was googling scooters for one of my grandchildren and then had a light bulb moment and had a look for grown up scooters and there they were!

"I'm starting off on Thursday the 20th April from Oban and I reckon it will be about 472 miles, (possibly a bit more as I am prepared to take 'long cut' for safer bits of road) and take me approximately 2 weeks.

"I'll be camping, so will be carrying all my gear. Please sponsor me, and if you see me on the road I would love some gluten free cake occasionally!"

To support Dinah follow the link here