Stockbridge Duck Race, Sunday 28th June 2015

Ducks being released in 2014

Ducks being released in 2014

This year’s fabulous Stockbridge Duck Race will be taking place on Sunday 28th June at 3pm.

This is a popular annual event is held to help raise money for local charities and 2015 is its 26th year.

The monies collected for purchasing a duck will be donated to Lifecare and St Columba’s Hospice.

All ducks are numbered and released into the Water of Leith from the the main bridge at 3pm, then caught by duck wardens further down stream. The first lucky ducks to cross the line are noted and the owners are awarded a prize generously donated by many businesses.

Volunteers help guide the ducks down the Water of Leith

Volunteers help guide the ducks down the Water of Leith

Ducks are now on sale at The Bailie, The Antiquary, George Bower butcher, Glenogle baths, Hectors. Lifetree, The Stockbridge Tap, Gifted, Lilies & Dreams, Bliss Boutique, Tariq’s.

Spread the word about the Edinburgh race of the year and contact the organisers via their Facebook group if you can donate any prizes. You can also now follow them on twitter @StockbridgeDuck.

A great fun day out for all the family with the added benefit of raising money for charity. The team at the Antiquary will be hosting this year’s Après Duck party and a kids disco in the Bailie Bar at 5pm which is great fun for kids.

We’ve lost count how many duck races we’ve witnessed over the years, but whatever the weather, it’s always a fantastic family event.

This girl wanted to enter her own duck last year, but it's against the rules to use your own

This girl wanted to enter her own duck last year, but it’s against the rules to use your own

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