HUNDREDS of people turned out to see flocks of yellow ducks go bobbing down the Burnside in Dollar.

Children and adults had a great time during the annual event, when they headed along to the main street to see the quackers off.

The sun shone for the Dollar Duck Race and around 400 people – both from the town and further afield – went along to take part.

Stephen Leitch, a member of Dollar Community Council and co-ordinator of the race, said it was probably the best one yet.

Explaining the event, he said: “We have a thousand plastic ducks which we release into the burn and the current obviously takes them all the way down.

“The kids have a great time. We sell the duck numbers in advance and it acts as a fundraiser for us to run larger community events, like our summer gala.”

The fun-filled event saw children don wellies to wade in the burn with their families, with a few ending up more than ankle deep in water.

According to Stephen, who always makes time to walk around and speak with youngsters and their families, everybody "loves it".

He said: "It's good to see the kids getting out there and having some fun."

The banks were also filled with watching people, and the occasional dog, who headed along to see the progress of the plastic ducks.

Lucky youngsters also had the opportunity to meet a life-sized mascot, who was happy to give out a high-five or pose for pictures.

The race kicked off at 10am at the Burnside at the golf club and a breakfast barbecue, tea and coffee followed at the civic centre.

The duck race has been run by the community council for the last three years and, before that, it was a fundraiser for a now disbanded toddlers’ group.

It was started by the community council more than 20 years ago and the latest event saw around 30 volunteers giving their time to make it possible.

Thanks is given to Brian Devlin Butchers, to volunteers, the Dollar Development Trust, the council, Harviestoun Estates and more.