Grangemouth gran abseils to coin in cash

Rose Watt (82) joins daughter-in-law Kate and granddaughter Aimee at the end of her abseil off the Forth Rail Bridge
Rose Watt (82) joins daughter-in-law Kate and granddaughter Aimee at the end of her abseil off the Forth Rail Bridge

A daredevil 82-year-old has joined her daughter-in-law and granddaughter to abseil 100 feet from the Forth Rail Bridge.

Rose Watt, of Newhouse Road, Grangemouth - along with brave relatives Kate and Aimee - raised a total of £1588 for Alzheimer Scotland. She had planned to take on the challenge last year, but weather conditions on the day meant she had to postpone her descent until last month.

“I just want to thank all the kind people who sponsored me on by abseil,” said Rose. “Not bad going for an 82-year-old.”

The family raised money for Alzheimer Scotland in tribute to Rose’s husband Jimmy who sadly died four years ago after succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease.

The couple were married for 59 years and Rose was his primary carer towards the end of his life.

Rose said: “My husband had dementia and Alzheimer Scotland help us a lot.”

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in the country, providing support for people with dementia and their families.