Ecclesmachen couple walk John O' Groats to Land's End distance to pick up the papers since lockdown began

David and Christine Irvine from Ecclesmachen have walked the equivalent of John O’ Groats to Land’s End to collect their neighbour’s and their own newspaper since the start of lockdown in March last year.

By Kevin Quinn
Thursday, 8th April 2021, 5:00 am
David and Christine Irvine enjoy a glass of champagne.
David and Christine Irvine enjoy a glass of champagne.

The couple, both in their mid-70s, calculated that they have walked more than 874 miles, by walking to Uphall to pick up the papers from their Well Park home every day. If the weather was kind they continued on a longer route home.

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On Easter Sunday they completed the incredible distance, and celebrated with a bottle of Taittinger champagne.

The fit couple’s exercise before lockdown was a swim at Broxburn Swimming Pool early every morning.

A collage pic of the couple on their last walk to complete the distance.