Thrill-seeking Morven McKay and Scott Robertson will be taking their fundraising efforts to the extreme this summer by tackling the gruelling Mongol Rally endurance race, raising money for Support in Mind Scotland in the process. 

The couple, originally from Inverness and now living and working in Aberdeen will set off from London on Sunday 16 July and navigate a route that sees them travelling through over 20 countries, including Germany, France, Austria, Bosnia, Turkey, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and finishing at Ulan-ude in Russia. They won't be doing it in a Land Rover Discovery however, as per the rally's rules, their car must be old and cheap - roll forward Morven and Scott's 23 year old Polo Boulevard (below).

The pair are no strangers to travelling-based adventures and in the past have ventured to Iceland, driving from Reykjavik along the south coast to the very east and then back again, and taking in the Reykjavik Summer Solstice festival , as well as skiing and driving across Canada, inter-railing around Europe and revelling in the world's largest dance festival in Zurich.

In the run up to the rally, Morven and Scott are holding a series of fundraising events starting with a Pub quiz on 28 April at the Keppoch Bar in Inverness. This will be followed by a Pizza Hut fundraising day (6 May), poker night (also 6 May) and a ceilidh will round things off on the 23 June. You can support Morven and Scott through their JustGiving page. 

Find out more about this incredible challenge here. Or watch the video below.



The guys have a blog also. Read about the arduous preparation, pursuit of multiple visas and journey itself here

If you use Facebook you can keep up to date with all the other fundraising events Morven and Scott are organising, and get tickets for them by clicking this link.