You’d better be quack off the mark for Milngavie’s duck race

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GET down to Milngavie on Saturday - as it could prove to be your ducky day!

You’d better be quack off the mark to buy one of the plastic ducks the Rotary Club of Allander are selling as part of their annual charity fundraising drive.

All ducks sold will be put into supermarket trolleys and a piper will accompany them down to the Allander at Tesco - where they will be tipped into the river.

The four fastest ducks who reach a boom set up at the iron bridge in Lennox Park will win their owners some brilliant prizes.


First to the end will win a Comet voucher worth £200, the second a Comet voucher worth £100, the third Marks and Spencer tokens worth £30 and the fourth, M&S vouchers worth £20.

Rotary members will be selling the ducks for £1 a time from a stall at the West Highland Way arch in Milngavie Precinct from 9am right up till the race starts, at 3pm.

All money raised will go to kids hospice charity CHAS, Kidney Kids and some local charities.

Duck race organiser Colin Crawford said: “It’s sure to be a great day, so I’d encourage everyone to come down and take part.”

To make sure the race goes smoothly, pupils from Bearsden and Boclair academies have been assisting in a clean up of the river ahead of the event.