Border Politicians begin Tweed Trek

Michael Moore and David Parker begin the 97 mile walk Credit: ITV Border

Politicians Michael Moore MP and Councillor David Parker have begun a 97 mile walk along the length of the River Tweed.

The pair, who have different political backgrounds, are raising money for two local charities, Radio Borders cash for Kids and Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue.

They will also be staging debates on Scottish Independence in the evening during the 6 day challenge.

Michael Moore is a member of Better Together and Scottish Borders Council leader David Parker is a Yes Campaigner.

We are starting in Scotland, we are going to wind our way along the Tweed and we finish in England, but we will dot back and forward across the Border several times.

David and I are on different sides of the debate about Scotland's future but we are intending to have a very civilised and fun debate in the evenings, to hopefully make sure we help inform fellow Borderers about this big decision.

– Michael Moore MP