Still time to enter this year’s Marykirk Raft Race

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It’s only a matter of days until the Marykirk Raft Race Committee hold their annual Raft Race Day and the turnout of teams this year is looking strong.

Even at this late stage there are still some packs left, so if you wish to enter a team, you are asked to please fill out an application pack ASAP.

They are available from the Marykirk Hotel or Mearns Hardware in Laurencekirk.

The race starts at 12 pm down by the river on Sunday, May 17 and in the park between 2 to 8 pm there will be other fun-filled activities available on the day.

There will be a beer tent in the park, managed by MSG Events, and the stage will be packed with local bands. Any bands or singers who would like to take part should show their interest through Facebook at

This year will see a climbing wall, rodeo bull, bouncy castles, the ultimate ‘piano smash’ and lots of other activities, children’s races, stalls and food vans.

All monies raised on the day go to Carronhill School, CHAS, Mearns Allsorts and other local groups and charities.