PREPARATIONS are well underway for the seventh annual Linlithgow Duck Race which will take place on Lochmill Burn on Monday, June 11, at 7pm.
The Linlithgow and Bo’ness Rotary Club run event is one of the most popular within the town’s civic programme and has raised in excess of £19,500 for local good causes such as the Deacons’ Court, the Reed Band and the gala day.
This year again, the local Rotary club is indebted to local businesses who have donated race prizes including a car service (Hunters of Linlithgow), a bouquet of flowers (Flowers by Carolyn), meal voucher (Park Bistro), a bucket of beer (Platform 3), and a multi-tool (Linlithgow DIY). Ducks are just £2 and are available at the Gazette office, Robert Callander, Far From The Madding Crowd, Jack Bobin’s office, Flowers by Carolyn, Platform 3, Black Bitch, The Rose Club and Linlithgow Rugby Club.
As well as the peoples’ race there is a commercial race too for local businesses. The top prize is an advertising board at both Prestonfield and Mains Park for the coming season, an invitation to ride the Marches with the Rotary Club and to also join the official party at the Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Children’s Gala Day. Tickets for this great race are £25 a duck and application forms are available from Ian Gibson at Platform 3.
Local Rotarian Ian, who helps co-ordinate the annual event is pictured with a selection of race competitors. He said: “The Rotary Club wish to say a huge thank you to all our supporters over the last six years. This is especially true of the prize providers who have remained in place since our very first race. A huge thank you to them, in what are difficult trading times for all.”