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Artist Peter Howson departs Aberdeen for autism walk

Peter Howson
Image caption Peter Howson aims to walk 300 miles

The artist Peter Howson has set off from Aberdeen on a walk across Scotland to raise awareness of autism.

Howson, who has the condition, as does his daughter Lucie, is also raising money for autism research.

The 300-mile Putting Autism on the Map walk aims to see him reach Ayr by 24 April.

Howson, 56, whose clients include Madonna, Bill Gates and David Bowie, said: "I've had so much positive encouragement in training."

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