YELLOW ducks went down a treat on the burn in Dollar at the weekend with the return of a fun annual event.

This year's Dollar Duck Race took place on Saturday, May 11, and was possibly the busiest to date according to organisers Dollar Community Events, a sub-group of the community council.

At least around 500 people watched on as the just under 1,000 bright yellow ducks were launched down Kelly Burn.

Always a highlight in the local calendar, the event concluded with no issues with people enjoying a tasty barbecue once all the entrants were collected past the finish line.

Stephen Leith, of Dollar community Council, said: "It was certainly very busy, one of the busiest years we've ever had."

Around 900 ducks were sold with proceeds supporting the organisation of other community events, like the upcoming gala in a few weeks' time.

First home at this year's race was duck 691, bought by Manuela Nicolissi.

The second duck was number 852, which was sponsored by Nicola McPake, and third was Isla Aitken's duck 259.

They received a combined cash prize of £60.

There was a brilliant atmosphere at the barbecue afterwards, with thanks going to Brian Devlin Butchers for support.

A nod of appreciation also to the EDF Burnfoot Hill Community Fund from Foundation Scotland for continued funding.

Special thanks go to the many volunteers as well for making the event possible.

The events team hardly has time to take a break now as Dollar Gala is set to return to Market Park on Saturday, June 1.