THE weekend saw a family fun run through Blair Drummond Safari Park.

On Saturday, June 15, the event went ahead, having been organised by the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET).

It took place for the third year in a row with more than 120 runners taking part.

First home was 10-year-old Douglas Stewart, who completed the 5k run in just 20minutes 29seconds.

Around £1,300 was raised for RHET Forth Valley with the money going towards taking 12 schools from the area out to real, working farms to learn more about where food comes from.

Lynne Reid, chairperson of RHET Forth Valley, said: “RHET Run 2019 was again a fantastic, fun evening.

“The weather was kind to us once again and the route is truly special, several competitors were spotted having a rest at the giraffes enclosure.

“Huge thanks must go to our volunteers who guide everyone round and to Briarlands [Farm] and the safari park for allowing us to use this great route.

“The funds raised will ensure that we can continue to subsidise transport to farms and farm events for the children of Forth Valley.

“RHET visits give young people a chance to see how their food is produced and meet the farmers who have the ever-increasing challenge of meeting the demand.”