Valerie Watt scales Arthur’s Seat in a wheelchair

Valerie Watt wheelchair trek
Valerie Watt wheelchair trek

IT’S not every day of the week that a person in a wheelchair bravely scales Edinburgh’s highest peak, Arthur’s Seat, to raise money for charity.

But that’s exactly what Lanark woman Valerie Watt – paralysed below the waist since a 1998 car crash – achieved as part of a 13-mile half marathon which took four hours to complete.

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