Military teams are leading the way to 2015 Raft Race

Military entrants for Raft Race up on 2014

THE RAFT RACE in Lossiemouth is looking for greater participation from civilian teams with military entries up on previous years.

One of the highlights of the summer in Moray, the race is organised by RAF Lossiemouth – and for 2015 entries are stronger than ever from military teams.

However, the co-ordinator for the event, Corporal Stuart Paterson, is calling on a similar boost from civilian businesses and groups as currently entries from that direction are slightly down.

Stuart said: “The Steamboat Inn have already got their entry in – they’re always strong contenders for the Toilet Seat Trophy.

“There is still space if anyone else fancies taking the Raft Race challenge, but people need to get their entries in soon.”

Deadline for entries is Monday, July 20 with the Raft Race itself taking place on Sunday, August 2.

It is a particularly special year for the race which attracts thousands to the banks of the River Lossie each year. With 2015 the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, organisers are hoping that teams will use that as inspiration for their rafts and costumes.

As well as the famous Toilet Seat trophy there are prizes on offer for best team costume and best raft design.

There are also places for local companies or organisations who wish to have a stall at the event.

For more information and the relevant forms to apply to provide a stall at the event or to enter a team into the race, people should visit the ‘Events’ page on the RAF Lossiemouth web site, or contact SAC Craig Allen on about stalls, or Corporal Stu Paterson on about team entries.