A LOCAL company is teaming up with an up-and-coming musician this week in a world record bid for charity.

Argyll Holidays is supporting singer-songwriter Mark Sharp in his attempt to complete 50 gigs in 24 hours to mark the company's 50th birthday and to raise money for two good causes.

Mark will take to the stage for 15 minutes in 50 different venues across Scotland starting today, October 12, and finishing on Friday – and his itinerary features more than a dozen venues - several in the open air - along the shores of Loch Lomond and beyond.

He will begin at Edinburgh Waverley station at 7pm on Thursday and is set to finish his marathon effort at Argyll Holidays' Drimsynie complex in Lochgoilhead at 7pm on Friday.

En route he'll play at several venues in the local area, including the Scottish Sea Life Centre, Moss of Balloch, Lomond Shores Complex, TreeZone, the Birds of Prey Centre, Auchentullich Farm Shop, Luss Pier, Lodge on Loch Lomond, The Inn on Loch Lomond, Inveruglas Viewpoint, Loch Lomond Holiday Park, Cruise Loch Lomond, The Slanj in Tarbet, Kitchen Garden in Arrochar, the Rest and Be Thankful and The Goil Inn.

Each of the shows is free but the team are also raising money for CHAS Robin House Children’s Hospice and Pancreatic Cancer Scotland.