Marykirk raft racers make a big splash!

This year's Marykirk Raft Racers
This year's Marykirk Raft Racers

The winners of this year’s Markykirk Raft Race were ‘The Steaming Floaters’ who despite the river being very low managed to finish in 31 minutes.

A spokesperson for the race said: “The river bank was full of some very well constructed rafts and the effort put into costumes by competitors was just brilliant!

“The day of the event was lovely and there was a very good turnout in the park afterwards. The new activities this year, including the Rodeo Bull, Climbing Wall and the Piano Smash went down a treat and really added to the atmosphere of the event.

“The piper, Ferus Cane, Colin Clyne and owned the stage and were enjoyed by everyone. A special thank you to Mr Henderson, Clarence Murray, DC Gardening Services, Dave Cummings, Smarta Drive, Newlife, Blaze, Mearns Hardware and the Marykirk Hotel for all of their sponsors and support in order for us to allow the day to have happened.

“The committee would also like to say a big thanks to for providing free wifi in the park on the day, and to MSG Events for providing the bar.

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported us on the day, we are sure that CHAS, Carronhill School and all of the other local groups and charities will be very grateful for this.”