Marykirk Raft Race news

THE MARYKIRK Raft Race on the North Esk at noon on Sunday, May 20, looks like being well attended by the brave people of the local area with their rafts.

After the race there will be a wide range of charity events in the park, including a family pet show at around 1.30pm.

There is a bike clinic so you can bring your cycle for a free maintenance check-over. There will be children’s races, a dog flyball display, bouncy castles and many kids’ attractions including an opportunity to soak the committee in the Drookit Chair.

In the village hall there will be an opportunity to look round the craft fayre. And there will be bands later in the day as well as a bar.

You will be supporting fund-raising for CHAS Aberdeen, Carronhill School and a wide range of local causes.

Even if it rains there will be festivities, as the committee have two marquees and the use of the hall.

Bruce Tait, chairman of the Marykirk Raft Race Committee, said: “Last year, we estimate 700 adults attended and over 400 children, with more than 20 rafts. This year we hope to equal or even exceed that total. We have brought in many more children’s activities and also involved more local groups.”