The son of a man who disappeared from Buckie earlier this year is running Speyside Way Race Ultra Marathon to raise money as thanks to those who helped search for his father. Jim Bramald will run the marathon which goes between Ballindalloch and Buckie, on Saturday (23 August).
Mr Bramald said: "The disappearance of my dad has left a huge hole in the life of all the family. We were deeply touched and amazed at the massive efforts of all those involved in searching for him. To try and say thank you to everybody involved I'm raising some funds for the Search and Rescue Dogs Association, who were also involved in looking for my dad."
He added: "Although I've done some running before, I've never run a marathon let alone an ultra-marathon, so I think it's going to be pretty tough. I'll be spurred on by thinking of my dad and all the help and support the whole family has received throughout the last six months."
Detective Inspector, Norman Stevenson, who led the enquiry to trace Mr Bramald, said: "The support we had from the community in Buckie was absolutely amazing and so I am sure they will get behind the Bramald family once again to cheer Jim on and support him in his marathon effort."
To donate, visit Jim's JustGiving page.