Rosehearty Boat Club open day

Boat fun: Ian Downie showing young member Joe Davidson how to steer the motor boat. Picture Lee McCann
Boat fun: Ian Downie showing young member Joe Davidson how to steer the motor boat. Picture Lee McCann

Rosehearty Boat Club’s open day will be held on Saturday, August 27.

The event will be held at the Red Kirk on Ward Road opposite the Kutting Corner hairdresser and MacIntosh Butchers from 12.30pm until 4pm.

The open day will give local folk the chance to find out about the work that members have been able to achieve over the past 12 months and to enjoy a series of fun activities for all the family.

Attractions include a bottle stall, bouncy castle, barbecue, grand raffle, home bakes, furry toys and balloons and new for this year there will be locally caught fish for sale.

Speaking to the Herald, boat club member and organiser Ian Downie told said: “The work we started was to benefit the people of Rosehearty. We help a lot of youngsters and we are passing on traditional skills with working with their hands. They can put it on their CV that they have worked with the boat club for a long time and will have experience for any future jobs they may have working with their hands.”

“The open day will be a great family fday out with all the attractions we have and we look forward to seeing everyone on the 27.”

Rosehearty Boat Club was started to bring in the millenium with a bang and to do this a boat was built from scratch by the club at the turn of the millenium. The ‘Zulu’ vessel was built to replicate the ‘Lloyd George’ which was built in Rosehearty in 1908.

The boat club works together with the Rosehearty Youth Group with members of the project joining in activities. The boat club is currently looking for donations for the bottle stall and raffle and anyone who wishes to support the open day should contact the club members or see them at the Red Kirk on Ward Road.