Organisers of the inaugural "Nithraid" boat race in Dumfries and Galloway have created a statue of a cow, made out of salt, for the finish line of the race.
Fourteen sail boats negotiate the 10-mile route between Carsethorn and Whitesands by any means possible, but without engines. When they arrive at Whitesands, the salt cow will be lowered into the River Nith.
The event has been organised as part of the Environmental Art Festival Scotland, by The Stove artists' collective.
The cow represents the trading goods that would have once been brought in and out of the area.
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