LAST weekend's Dollar Duck Race proved to be one of the best attended in the event's history following a hiatus due to coronavirus.

The ever-popular event returned after a year off on Saturday, September 25, with a thousand rubber ducks dashing down Dollar Burn.

The race was the familiar and usual format, offering families a fun outdoor opportunity with people asked to maintain social distancing.

Stephen Leitch, of organisers Dollar Community Events, told the Advertiser: “It went extremely well, it was a fantastic event.

“We had one of the biggest turnouts we've ever had and the whole general population were very helpful in following all guidelines.

“It was great to see people out enjoying themselves, the community responded and traffic was not a problem for us at all.”

The race was followed by a family barbecue outside The Hive, just yards from the finishing line, and was also well supported by those who went out on the day.

Ducks for the race were being sold by usual partners Dollar's Deli, The Sorting Office and Brian Devlin's who all received a nod of appreciation from Stephen and the team.

Indeed, more than 800 of the ducks were sold for the race with the money supporting other community events.

Stephen also thanked the community policing officers who came out to support the event, and the big team of volunteers who made it possible, with a few new faces among them too.

Thanks also go to Clackmannanshire Council, particularly the licensing and roads section for helping to make the event happen.

Coming up in Dollar will be the Sustainability Festival at The Hive this weekend while subject to permissions, hopes are to host a fireworks event on November 6.

Plans are also being made for the Winter Festival as the cold and dark days draw in.

Before then, there will be a volunteer recognition evening on October 22, from 7pm at the community marquee outside The Hive, with people form Dollar sought to lend a helping hand around the town in what is a recruitment drive.