Duck race serves up funding boost

Aboyne Tennis Club held a duck race on the Tarland Burn, raising more than  �1300 for the club.
Aboyne Tennis Club held a duck race on the Tarland Burn, raising more than �1300 for the club.

As part of its campaign to raise funds to upgrade the courts, Aboyne Tennis Club recently held a duck race on the Tarland Burn.

The fine weather brought a large crowd of supporters ready to cheer on their ducks, and enjoy a tempting array of home baking.

Ten races were held in total, with all the ducks competing for the prize-winning first, second and third places.

The total raised for the club was more than £1,300.

The organisers have thanked everyone who bought or sold ducks, came along on the day and gave up their time to help set up and run the event.