VIDEO: Leith Rotary Club launch Chinese Dragon Boat Race


SCOTLAND is to get a taste of the Far East this summer when a new charity boat race inspired by a Chinese holiday to celebrate the dragon launches.

Leith Rotary Club, based in Edinburgh, will host their first Dragon Boat Challenge this summer on the water at the city’s Western Harbour.

Cron Mackay, president of the club, said the idea came when members attended a conference in York last year and went along to the city’s own Dragon Boat Race, which has been successfully running for eight years.

The event will take place on 5 June and applications will be taken until the end of April.