BORDERS rugby legend Doddie Weir has created a new fundraiser which will launch on New Year’s Day.

DoddieAID (Doddie’s Active Inter-District challenge) will run between January 1 and February 6.

It will invite people in the Borders to join in a range of activities to help raise money for MND research.

Five district teams – the South, Edinburgh, Glasgow, North and Midlands, and Scottish Exiles – will log a range of exercise throughout January to build up their miles before an inter-district champion is crowned.

South district captain is former rugby internationalist Rory Lawson, and ladies’ captain is broadcaster Jill Douglas.

All forms of exercise – running, jogging, walking or skiing – can be logged using the trac4good app.

For more information, and to join DoddieAID visit: