Bonnyrigg Midwinter Duck Race

This is a rubber duck runaround worth seeing: the Bonnyrigg Midwinter Duck Race.

It’s a long established event (this is the sixteenth race), and it takes place at Pittendreich Burn, Bonnyrigg on 31 January 2016 at 2pm. This year’s race is sponsored by Greenbelt, the open space specialists.

As usual, a celebrity will start the race. This year it’s hoped Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Scottish rugby star, who will be in attendance.

jamie andrew

Last year it was Jamie Andrew, world-renowned mountaineer (pictured above), blowing the traditional vuvuzela to signal the ducks jumping off the upper pedestrian bridge.

The race raises funds for two excellent charities: Children 1st and Scottish Huntington’s Association. There will be prizes too, making this an excellent event for the whole family, as this lovely video shows: