Attention! Mark visited Nessie before heading for Afghanistan

Loch Ness
Loch Ness
Share this article

A SUPER-fit soldier from Lenzie has raised almost £600 for Mcmillan Cancer Support before heading out for his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Mark McLaren took part in the Loch Ness Marathon last month and completed the course in an impressive three hours and 44 minutes.

Through his fundraising efforts the former St Ninian’s High School pupil raised £570 for the cancer charity.

Mark, a corporal in the Royal Highland Fusiliers, is due to return to Camp Bastion next month along with his brother James, who is also a corporal in the army.

To donate to Mark’s fundraising total, visit

* Have you got a story, picture or comment? E-mail

Alternatively you can call the newsdesk 0141 775 0040, find us on Facebook or visit us on Twitter

Or you can log in below and have you say on the site...