MSPs praise marathon effort by Mark

MARATHON runner Mark Cooper from Mountcastle has been praised by MSPs for his 1,300-mile endurance run through Europe.

Mark completed 50 marathons in just 56 days to raise more than 25,000 for brain injury charity Edinburgh Headway in memory of his mother, Sheila.

Lothians Tory MSP Gavin Brown tabled a motion of congratulations in the Scottish Parliament which attracted support from MSPs of all parties.