Extreme duck racing in Festival to promote local rivers

River Festival will be a celebration of the River Findhorn (pic: Linda Crowther)
River Festival will be a celebration of the River Findhorn (pic: Linda Crowther)

EXTREME DUCK RACING along the rapids of a Moray river will be just one of the events at a festival being held in Moray this month.

The Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust are behind an event that aims to promote outdoor activities along the River Findhorn on September 27.

A River Festival will be held in celebration of the natural landscape at Logie Steading, with enthusiasts taking to the river on inflatable tubes courtesy of local watersports outfit Ace Adventures.

The Festival will also provide a chance for people to learn more about wildlife along the river while they can take part in the “extreme” duck race along the rapids with proceeds going towards the region’s waterways.

Festival organiser Valerie Wardlaw said: “The River Festival will be a celebration of the amazing wildlife found in and around our rivers. It will give people a chance to learn more about nature – we will have something for everyone.

“All funds raised at the event will support our work in keeping our rivers healthy – and the conservation efforts to save the majestic Atlantic Salmon.”

For the Duck Race a group of rubber toys will be released below Randolph’s Leap – and canoeists from Ace Adventures will then marshal their flow and rescue any that become stuck. The owner of the winning ‘duck’ will land a family raft trip down the River Findhorn.

The River Festival will be held from 10am until 4pm on September 27.

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