Stockbridge Duck Race 2015

Posted on May 20, 2015 by rlcm

This year’s fabulous Stockbridge Duck Race will be taking place on Sunday 28th June 2015 at 3pm – It’s 26th year! The race was established in the 90’s by local resident Susie Gregor and has continued ever since. It is now one of the longest running community events in Edinburgh and has raised thousands for charity. This year the money collected will be donated to Lifecare and St Columba’s Hospice.

 

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Jordan Moffat Photography

 

All the ducks are numbered and released into the Water of Leith from The Stockbridge under the clock tower on Deanhaugh  Street at 3pm, then caught by ‘Duck Wardens’ further downstream at the Falshaw Bridge. The first lucky ducks to cross the line are noted and the owners are awarded one of the many prizes so generously donated by businesses from across the city of Edinburgh.

 

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Jordan Moffat Photography

 

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Jordan Moffat Photography

 

A great fun day out for all the family with the added benefit of raising money for charity. The sponsor for this year’s race is Jamieson Landscape Gardening and The Antiquary will be hosting the Après Duck Party and Kids Disco after the race … which is great fun.

 

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Jordan Moffat Photography

 

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Jordan Moffat Photography

 

 

Ducks have now gone On Sale in a number of shops and bars in Stockbridge, look out for the Yellow Posters!

 

Current sellers:

The Bailie Bar   2-4 St Stephen Street

The Antiquary   72-78 St Stephen Street

Lifecare Edinburgh  2 Cheyne Street

George Bower Butcher & Game Dealer  75 Raeburn Place

Hectors  47-49 Deanhaugh Street

The Stockbridge Tap  2-6 Raeburn Place

Glenogle Swim Centre  Glenogle Road

Gifted  78 Raeburn Place

Lilies & Dreams   12 St Stephen Street

Bliss Boutique  5 Raeburn Place

Tariq’s Greengrocer  11 Deanhaugh Street

 

Anyone who would like to donate a prize please get in touch through their Facebook Group, all prizes are gratefully received.

 

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