When you’re used to life in the fast lane, slowing down for a month of sobriety is not the first thing your friends expect.
But Scott Henderson, director of Xtreme Karting, has decided that he will not touch a drop of alcohol in October as he takes part in an awareness and money-raising charity drive.
Scott is one of those taking part in Go Sober for October, a fundraising initiative from Macmillian Cancer Support.
But the Larbert businessman is already finding his 31-day pledge is keeping him firmly in the driving seat.
He said: “I’m a social drinker, so my first weekend has been tough.
“I actually started on the last day of September because I had been a bit drunk the night before and I wanted to be sure it was out my system for October.
“I do have a few parties coming up, and I’m the designated driver,
“So I’m finding that a lot of the money I’m saving from not drinking is going on fuel now I’m a bit of a taxi service for my friends.”
Like most others taking part in either Go Sober or Stoptober, a month-long no-smoking commitment, there is a serious reason behind Scott’s decision.
He said: “I’ve never done this before, but I’m doing it now because a friend of mine has been diagnosed with cancer.
“I am getting a lot of support from family and friends.
“Although I do have a friend who sends me pictures of wine bottles and who invites me out for a beer!”