Stockbridge Duck Race, Sunday 3rd July 2016

This year’s fabulous Stockbridge Duck Race will be taking place on Sunday 3rd July at 3pm.

This is a popular annual event is held to help raise money for local charities and 2016 is its 27th 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 Bliss, Gorge Bowers Butcher, Gifted, Glenogle Swim Centre, Hectors bar, Lifecare, Lilies & Dreams, Tariq’s, Treehouse, The Antiquary Bar, The Bailie Bar, St Vincent Bar and Nira Caledonia Hotel.

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.

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.

More information and photos over on Stockbridge Edinburgh.

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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