A CUMNOCK girl is going to scale three Scots peaks in as many days to raise awareness of mental health in memory of her gran.

Abby Robinson, 21, is aiming to climb Goatfell, Ben Lomond and the UK’s highest peak of Ben Nevis later this summer providing restrictions on coronavirus are lifted.

The sports and physical activity student wants to raise more awareness of the support available for someone who is going through a difficult time by raising cash for the Scottish Association of Mental Health.

Abby was inspired by her gran Margaret Shields, who battled with depression throughout her life.

In December 2019, she was left devastated as Margaret passed away after a short battle with illness, aged 69.

Now Abby wants to take on the monumental challenge in her gran’s memory.

She told the Chronicle: “My gran died in December 10 last year. She suffered all through her life with depression. Her family kept her going. I would see her every day, she’s been a big loss.”

“There needs to be more awareness around mental health, especially now with the current situation with CoVID-19. My gran was given medication,. Not everyone knew she had depression because of her humour and loving personality, but it just shows it can affect anyone.

“There’s been a lot of suicides in this area, there’s people I know who have been affected, so I want to highlight that there is help out there.”

Keen footballer Abby plays for Kilmarnock Ladies and has been preparing for her three peaks challenge by walking long distances.

She hopes she can take on the climb in July and can be joined by her boyfriend.

Abby said: “I’m really looking forward to it. It is going to be really challenging both mentally and physically but that is why I am doing it. I’ve never done anything like this before.

“I am doing it for a Scottish charity who can support people and give them someone to talk to.”