Countdown on to Isle of Bute Raft Race

The 2013 Isle of Bute Raft Race takes place in Rothesay Bay on Saturday, August 10. Here staff from the local Co-operative supermarket try to make progress in last year's event.
The 2013 Isle of Bute Raft Race takes place in Rothesay Bay on Saturday, August 10. Here staff from the local Co-operative supermarket try to make progress in last year's event.

Hear that sound of saws on wood, hammers on nails and barely-muffled grumbles when things fall apart? They can only mean one thing: the Isle of Bute Raft Race is only a few weeks away.

The event, always one of the most popular features of Bute’s summer calendar, takes place this year on Saturday, August 10 - and the organisers, the Isle of Bute Sailing Club, are keen to spread the word in the hope of attracting as many intrepid rafters as possible.

Lorna Campbell from the sailing club told The Buteman: “I’m hoping to get forms out to people in the next few days, but if anyone is interested in entering or finding out more they’re more than welcome to give me a call.”

Lorna can be contacted at Sunnyside Guest House in Argyle Place in Rothesay - telephone (01700) 502351 or 0778 902 6926 for more information.