A north-east community is gearing up for an annual charity boat race.
The Marykirk Boat Race Committee is preparing for this year’s event on Sunday, after last year’s race raised more than £8,500 for local charities and community groups.
Held annually, the fundraising race sees teams making their way down a 1.6-mile stretch of the River North Esk, finishing at the bottom of the village.
Though the race starts at noon, there will be plenty of activities for attendees in the park such as a bouncy castle, skittles and footpool.
Animal expert The Critter Keeper will also be performing shows in the afternoon with a variety of exotic animals such as lizards and spiders.
Food will also be available from Fred’s Wee Chippy and Wowzie sweets.
There will also be an inflatable pub, managed by MSG Events, and live music featuring local musicians including Concrete Kingdom, Sandy Mathers and Montrose band Georgia Crawl.
A spokeswoman for the committee said: “The raft race is a great chance to put teamwork into action, and we’re delighted to have three teams from Montrose business networking group BNI Nexus entered.
“The teams will have a host of local small businesses represented, and we’d encourage any other businesses, big or small, to get in touch to enter their own raft and get a wee competition going with them all.”