Two Edinburgh detectives are set to raise thousands for charity after being inspired by the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. Last year
DC Grant Wilson and DC Scott MacKay of Lothian and Borders detectives cycled 1,515 miles in a grand tour of all 87 whisky distilleries collecting a bottle from each.
The bottles, many signed by stars including Ewan McGregor, Jensen Button and Jonny Wilkinson, will be auctioned at a charity dinner at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh on Friday 11th February 2005. Tickets can be acquired individually or tables of 10. For more information and ticket purchases people can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +44(0)131 659 7688. Tickets are £70.00 for individual tickets or £650.00 per table of 10.
Meanwhile a final total of more than £15,000 has been raised by Gordan and MacPhail’s David Urquhart from his mammoth charity cycle ride. He cycled to all 44 operational distilleries in Speyside in 2004 to raise money for The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevloent Society (The BEN) and the Moray Cardiac Project . And he has teamed up with Ewen Mackintosh with the aim of vatting the samples collected and creating a few bottles of special whisky.