Thousands flock to Moray towns

Thousands lined the bank at Lossiemouth.

It was a weekend of fun and games in Moray over the weekend with thousands flocking in particular to Lossiemouth and Keith.

Lossiemouth was hosting a double header with the annual harbour day and raft race both taking place on the same weekend.

Sunday’s raft race once again attracted several thousand people to the banks of the River Lossie where the usual ramshackle and ingenious designs were boarded for the race from the Seatown Bridge to the mouth of the river and back.

Organised by RAF Lossiemouth the race attracted teams from both Moray’s military bases and for the second year running was keenly contested by entries from sappers at Kinloss Barracks.

Meanwhile almost 8000 gathered in Keith for the 141st running of the Keith Show which also opened on Sunday, this year attracting 200 trade stalls alongside a collection of over 100 vintage cars and a freestyle FMX stunt team.

A few showers did nothing to spoil the fun according to show secretary Tina Craib: “There was a good crowd throughout the first day and everyone really enjoyed the motorbike stunts.”

Attending the show was Moray’s MSP Richard Lochhead, who said: “I have to congratulate the organisers on a successful show.

“It was great to see such a mix of people especially the families who were attending alongside a lot of people from further afield than Moray.”

The Keith Show continues today – the showground is located on the eastern outskirts of the town just off the A96.