THREE Scottish brothers who will be rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean officially launched their boat onto the much calmer waters of Loch Lomond at the weekend.

The MacLean brothers, Jamie, Ewan and Lachlan who make up team BROAR, will be the first three brothers to row any ocean as they take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge this December.

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Named the world’s toughest row, the brothers will be taking on the challenge in order to raise £250,000 for their chosen charities, Children 1st and Feedback Madagascar.

The boys are conducting a series of events to get them to the start line which included their boat launch at Ardoch on Sunday onto Loch Lomond and plan a 'whisky for water challenge' where they will row the distilleries of the west coast of Scotland collecting whisky to be sold to raise money for their charities.

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