Rafters, assemble!

The Isle of Bute Sailing Club's 2016 Raft Race takes place on Sunday, August 14.
The Isle of Bute Sailing Club's 2016 Raft Race takes place on Sunday, August 14.

Look out your water pistols, and get the eggs and flour at the ready - the 2016 Isle of Bute Sailing Club Raft Race is only three weeks away!

Very much a highlight on Bute’s calendar, the annual raft race will see teams of hardy islanders clamber aboard their homemade rafts at Rothesay’s Children’s Corner on Sunday, August 14 at 1pm, each hoping to be first across the finish line at the sailing club’s clubhouse.

A barbecue, face painting, and children’s attractions from Light Up Bute will be sure to keep everyone - participants and spectators, alike - well fed and entertained.

For those wishing to take part, please collect an entry form from the clubhouse, Lorna Campbell at Sunnyside, 12 Argyle Street. You can also download an entry form here, and return it to the club or Lorna as above.

Entries will be accepted right up until the day of the race.