Volunteers are being sought for a fundraising drive that aims to tackle loneliness and help people get fit at the same time.

Age Scotland is staging the Age Squatland challenge during August, with participants asked to hit a daily squat target in support of the charity’s Friendship Line, which offers isolated older people the chance to enjoy a chat.

Chief executive Brian Sloan said: “This is a challenge you can do anywhere at anytime and it will help to tackle isolation.

“All you have to do is set a target – between 50 and 200 squats a day – and get friends, family or colleagues to sponsor you to feel the burn.

“The money raised will have a big impact on the lives of lonely older people.”

To sign up, visit age.scot/agesquatland.