Soldiers take command in hand controlled karts

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INJURED servicemen are being given the chance to get into the driving seat after a karting company introduced hand controlled vehicles at their track.

The karts, the first of their kind in Scotland, are owned by West Lothian-based Xtreme Karting.

A spokesman said: “We are proud to launch the first hand controlled karts in Scotland and all the proceeds from the use of the karts are being donated to The Soldiers’ Charity the Army Benevolent Fund.

“Bellair Business Hubs in Falkirk provided a sponsorship package enabling us to purchase two of the hand controlled karts, for use not only for injured soldiers but people with disabilities that would normally preclude them from racing a standard kart. There has been a very positive response from various disabled groups across Scotland.”