A JOHNSTONE firefighter will be going the extra mile for charity as he takes on all four of Scotland’s famous Kiltwalks this year.

Watch manager Craig McFie, 41, will face the mammoth challenge of four 26-mile jaunts in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh in aid of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Support Trust.

The dad-of-two has done Kiltwalks in the past but this will be the first time he has tackled all four in the same year.

He was originally inspired to don the tartan to raise funds for Glasgow’s Yorkhill Hospital as his son Logan spent time there when he was born after being diagnosed with a bowel condition called Hirschsprung’s disease.

The condition affects the function of the lower part of the bowel, with Logan spending the first nine weeks of his life at Yorkhill.

Craig said: “When Logan was born, he needed keyhole surgery but, thankfully, it’s all sorted now and he is healthy and happy.

“Six or seven of us decided to do the Glasgow Kiltwalk and raise money for Yorkhill.

“This will be my sixth year taking part but it was Logan who started it all off.

“When I first mentioned to my wife that I would be doing an extra three walks this year and would potentially have to be staying away overnight, I thought it would go down like a lead balloon but she was actually really chuffed.”

Craig will be kicking off his 104-mile feat in Glasgow on April 29, followed by walks in Aberdeen on June 3, Dundee on August 19 and Edinburgh on September 16.

He added: “I’m now trying to drum up as much support as I can to get more people onto my team.

“The Family Support Trust do great work and are there for everyone in the organisation when they are needed.

“Taking part in the four Kiltwalks and raising funds and awareness gives you a sense you are giving something back.

“It’s also a great day out for everyone involved.”

The SFRS Family Support Trust helps serving and retired fire personnel whose families require assistance in times of need.

To support Craig by making a donation, visit https://edinburghkiltwalk2018.everydayhero.com/uk/Craig-McFi