Water fun day it will be on the canal

The canal fun day will be fun for everyone
The canal fun day will be fun for everyone

The Linlithgow Union Canal Society annual fun day is sure to make a splash with locals as it returns for its 27th year.

For almost three decades families have flocked to the canal centre in Manse Road to enjoy everything the fun day has to offer and this year is shaping up to be another success.

Despite the event landing on the same weekend as Party at the Palace, organisers are confident of a big turn-out.

Duncan McIntyre, chairmain of LUCS, said: “We can have up to 3000 people on the day and hopefully this year will be the same.”

From 1pm on Sunday there will be music, barbecue food, Punch and Judy shows and free boat trips across the canal.

Then in the afternoon the cardboard boat race gets underway.

So far ten boats have entered and will take to the water and the crowds will gather at 3pm to see who will sink and who will win.

BBC Alba will be attending the event to film the race for a show highlighting the canals in Scotland set to air in January 2017.

Duncan said: “The race is always good fun, however, with the cameras coming this year, it will be extra special.

“The race is always exciting and last year we had four boats sink as soon as they entered the water. so you really don’t know what is going to happen.”

Prizes will be handed out for the best designed boat, fastest boat and the fastest sinking boat.