A well-known Musselburgh Tesco worker ran the Edinburgh Half Marathon, raising funds for Alzheimer Scotland in memory of her mum.

Fiona Macpherson, 59, of Inveresk Road, completed the 13.1-mile event in two hours 55 minutes.

The recent run started at 8am on Potterrow, against the backdrop of the University of Edinburgh’s McEwan Hall, taking in the Royal Mile, Princes Street Gardens, Holyrood Park, Portobello, Musselburgh and Levenhall, before turning back to the finish line at the playing fields of Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School, in Musselburgh.

Fiona, who is originally from Portobello but has lived in Musselburgh for 30 years, said that a challenge to run a half marathon by her eldest daughter and keen runner Rachel, 29, which started out as a joke, became reality when she decided to give it a go.

Fiona later said: “I am absolutely delighted. I couldn’t have done it without the support and encouragement from Rachel along the way and the spectators cheering everyone on.

“I am so thankful to everyone who kindly donated to this great cause – it means so much.”

Funds she raises will go to Alzheimer Scotland in memory of her mum, Morag Falconer, from Portobello, who passed away in September 2023, aged 97, and who had dementia in the latter stage of her life.

Fiona has set up a JustGiving page and has, so far, raised £2,750.

To support Fiona, go to justgiving.com/fundrais ing/Fiona-Macpherson2024