Hillwalkers are again being given the chance to take part in a torchlight challenge on three of Scotland’s mountains, including Ben Lomond.

The event will see walkers lighting beacons on the summit of each hill - uniting the walkers across Scotland.

Ben Lawers north of Loch Tay and Goat Fell on Arran are the others which have been selected by the organisers, the National Trust for Scotland.

The challenge will raise essential funds for the trust and local mountain rescue teams.

A similar event last September had to be cancelled because of bad weather.

The trust says: “This time we have challenges taking place on three of our mountains: Ben Lomond, Ben Lawers and Goat Fell.

“From the summit of each you’ll be able to spot the lights shining from the other hills, creating a truly magical experience.

“Last time we had over 150 walkers take part at Goat Fell and Ben Lomond.”

Participant Christopher Major enjoyed the trek, saying: “This walk was so special, a unique chance to walk up a mountain range in the dark knowing you’re in the safe hands of the mountain guides and rescue teams.

“When we reached the summit and saw the lights shining on Goat Fell all the way over on Arran, it made the hair on my arms stand up.”

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Registration costs £15 and includes a bespoke Torchlight Challenge t-shirt, refreshments and a guide for the night.

The Trust is asking a minimum sponsorship of £50 to be raised by every participant to help it care for the mountains and to support local mountain rescue teams.

Alasdair Eckersall, senior ranger at Ben Lomond said: “I would encourage any keen hill walkers after a unique and magical experience to get involved in this event.”

The new scheduled date is Saturday, April 27. People who had previously booked for September 2018 will have their registration fee and any associated fundraising transferred to the new date.

Registration forms can be downloaded at the National Trust website.