Rothesay’s Betty prepares for charity abseil

Betty McNeish plans to abseil down the Finnieston Crane in Glasgow in May in aid of Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.
Betty McNeish plans to abseil down the Finnieston Crane in Glasgow in May in aid of Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.

Rothesay resident Betty McNeish is hoping to attract the island’s support as she prepares to abseil down one of Scotland’s best-known industrial structures later this year.

Betty, who lives in Church Lane in the town, will abseil down the Finnieston Crane in Glasgow City Centre on May 8 in aid of Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.

She’s already distributed sponsor forms around numerous Rothesay shops and pubs, including Macqueen’s butchers, Print Point, Bute Tools, the Taverna Bar, the Grapes Bar, Kingarth Hotel and the Anchor Tavern and Port Inn in Port Bannatyne.

“It was a spur-of-the-moment thing,” Betty told The Buteman. “My husband George has trouble with his breathing and when I saw the event being publicised on Facebook I turned to him and said ‘I’m going to do that’.”