A PORT head teacher has completed a mammoth 96-mile charity challenge in under 32 hours.

George Walker of Craigmarloch School took on the West Highland Way challenge to raise money for children's charity, Cash for Kids.

The big-hearted teacher took on the challenge with encouragement from class pupils who have been collecting money for the charity by holding their own '5k minute' quiz alongside class teacher Laura Stewart.

Mr Walker 'ran, walked and hobbled' the 96 miles from Fort William to Milngavie and raised £1,500 for the good cause.

He told the Tele: "I've completed the challenge three times before, but this is the first time I've done it in aid of charity.

"I was egged on by the young people in class S2a, who have been laughing at me since I got two out of 10 questions correct on their 5k minute quiz, so I decided to fundraise to make up for it.

"I initially set the target at £96 for the 96 miles, but am amazed at how much we've managed to raise."

George, who has been head teacher at the Port Glasgow school for five years, completed the challenge in 31 hours and 56 minutes.

He was sent messages of encouragement from the school community along the way.

George said: "It was difficult but I really enjoyed taking in the scenery along the way.

"I'm a keen runner so really enjoyed the challenge and have already said I'd like to do it again next year.

"I have put the invitation out to all staff, although I don't think anyone is too keen to join in!"

S2a teacher Ms Stewart added: "The class had great fun watching Mr Walker complete the challenge and were all cheering him on.

"It is a brilliant amount of money to have raised."

To donate to the Cash for Kids fundraiser, visit bit.ly/3iqmyd9