Stockbridge Duck Race, Sunday 2nd July 2017

This year’s fabulous Stockbridge Duck Race will be taking place on Sunday 2nd July at 3pm.

This is a popular annual event is held to help raise money for local charities and 2017 is its 28th year. The monies collected for purchasing a duck will be donated to St Columba’s Hospice and The Yard.

You can buy your ducks online as well as in many local shops.

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

Information on where to purchase ducks is coming soon.

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.

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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