Scottish landmine clearer welcomes funding boost for HALO Trust

A SCOT who clears landmines in some of the world’s most hazardous countries has welcomed a UK Government commitment to double donations to her charity.

Mum-of-one Rachel Brock said the danger of the deadly devices had hit home even more now that she was a parent.

The Edinburgh-born mine clearance expert started working for Dumfries-based demining charity the HALO Trust when she was just 23-years-old and vividly remembers the first time she tackled an explosive device in Cambodia.

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Source: The National