VOLUNTEERS are being sought for the Stirling Scottish Marathon at the end of this month.

The event is taking place on Sunday, April 29, with athletes of all ages and abilities training hard.

A new addition to the programme this year is the half marathon and people are being encouraged to join the team on the day to make it a success.

The call comes from Active Stirling, which is supporting the Great Run Company in the recruitment drive.

Andrew Bain, chief executive of the former, said: “We truly value the contribution volunteers make across the Stirling area to support sport and physical activity opportunities for the communities of Stirling.

“It is fantastic to see a focus on young people as part of the Year of The Young Person.

“The Stirling Scottish Marathon is a great event to showcase the contribution volunteers make and especially those dedicated young people across the Stirling communities.”

The deadline to sign up as a volunteer is Friday, April 13 – visit volunteering.activestirling.org.uk