Raft race, bay swim and some fancy fireworks at the Lido

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Scottish Week’s BIG Thursday night of fun at the Lido was attended by thousands as the weather stayed dry for the gala’s biggest night of the week.

Perhaps one of the biggest crowd pullers of the night was the ever popular raft race.

A total of 13 entries had been submitted prior to the race so everyone was ready for a tremendous battle.

Unfortunately, however, only four teams turned up on the night, which was a little disappointing for all the spectators and the organisers.

But it didn’t deter from the fun - or competitive nature of the event - and taking first prize this year was Team McGill, with the team from Peterhead Port Authority in second place.

Score Group plc took third with First Class Nursery failing to finish in their raft.

However, they did pick up the award for the best dressed crew on the night.

The Bay swim also proved popular with both entrants and spectators.

This year’s challenge was more intense than in previous years with a longer route for the entrants to tackle.

The first swimmer back was Richard Masson followed by first female and junior Briony Rollo, with Peter Henderson returning in third place.

Anyone who has still to receive their medal, please send an email to George.buchan1903@tiscali.co.uk.

The Scottish Week committee also welcomed back the Chariots of Fire to the Lido on the Thursday night.

Amanda Saville and her team of ponies were last in the Blue Toon in 2007, but made a spectacular return with two fantastic displays which wowed the crowds.

Having first performed in 1995, the display demonstrated accuracy, skill, verve and total trust between Amanda and her ponies.

Also ensuring an impressive display for the gathering crowds was the Xtreme Stunt Team.

It is one of the most unique and exciting displays on the planet with riders boasting more accumulated championship titles and accomplishments than any other team.

With Dan Clark on the motorbike and Jack Carthy on the pedal bike it provided a stunning display of man against machine with plenty of comedy aspects in between.

The Peterhead Prowl also got underway on the Thursday evening.

Everyone taking part donned pink in support of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland charities.

Those attending the walk - from youngsters to the more mature - enjoyed a stroll or brisk walk along a set route around the town before enjoying a welcome cup of tea at the end of the night.

As usual, the evening was finished off in fine style with the annual grand fireworks display which, thankfully, was conducted in clear skies this year.

This year a mixture of high and low fireworks were featured ensuring that whatever the conditions spectators were guaranteed a great display.

This year’s fireworks display was sponsored by AM Campbell and Screw Conveyor.

Meanwhile, throughout the week local shops in the town were asked to decorate their front windows to the special theme which this year was in honour of the popular local Facebook page ‘Peterhead When You Were a Kid’.

Taking first prize was Masson and Glennie with their fantastic display on Broad Street, while in second place was Cancer Research UK in Drummer’s Corner and in third FM Bookshops on Erroll Street.

Judges said they had an incredibly difficult task in chosing the winner and expressed thanks to all the shops who took part this year.