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Dragon Boat Festival held in Dumfries

The annual Dragon Boat Festival has been taking place in Dumfries.

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Dragon Boat Festival held in Dumfries

Working hard: one team in the annual Dragon Boat Festival. Credit: ITV News Border
Close contest: it was hard-fought race. Credit: ITV News Border
Many of the teams were raising money for charitable causes. Credit: ITV News Border

The annual Dragon Boat Festival has been taking place in Dumfries today.

Over 15 teams took to the water over a gruelling 300 metre course on the River Nith. Each 40 foot long boat contained 16 paddlers and a drummer. Many of the teams were raising money for charitable causes.

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