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Unbreakable

That’s the thing about challenges. You wait ages and then five turn up at once. Unbreakable, this extreme fundraising event, features five disciplines – cycling, swimming, sailing, kayaking and hiking. There’s only 50 places and the aim is to raise £100,000 for organisers Project Scotland. The activities take place all over Scotland – see the website for further details and to book your slot – if you think you’re hard enough!


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Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Kathy-Mansfield-boatfestivalThis truly special event is now in its 23rd year, with much scope for aimless harbourside wandering or for more strenuous activities such as rowing skiffs. The sailing boats are a spectacular sight, while the food fayre encourages you to try some of the best produce from the area. There’s a ceilidh on the Saturday night where you can let your hair down.


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Tarbert Boat Festival and Raft Race

This July, the Tarbert Traditional Boat Festival will welcome around 40 traditional boats from all over the UK and Ireland. From Saturday morning, visitors will be able to have a closer look at the boats as the pontoons are opened. The rest of the day will then be filled with family activities including a fun boat-building competition. The Tarbert Raft Race will take place on Saturday Afternoon and then visitors can enjoy a celebratory BBQ and ceilidh in the evening.


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Galloway Activity Centre Open Day

Lots of things to do over the course of the day at Galloway Activity Centre. Tokens are £2 each, and get you a taster of things like archery, climbing and mountain biking. A great, gentle introduction for the kids to outdoor challenges. There’s a cafe on site, so afterwards you can relax with a coffee and some home-made cakes.


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Scottish Multi-Class Regatta

Top dinghy sailors stay tuned for more details of the annual Scottish Multi-class Regatta taking place on beautiful Castle Semple Loch in 2015.


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Scottish Islands Peak Race

This extraordinary sailing-plus-running race lasts 3-4 days. It starts at Oban and calls at Mull, Jura and Arran, finishing at Troon. Teams are five people, usually two very fit runners and three experienced sailors. There is also an all-rounders’ class for sailors that can run, as well as classes for young people. Entry fee shown is per team, and it goes up to £300 on 1 April.


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Galloway Activity Centre Open Day

Lots of things to do over the course of the day at Galloway Activity Centre. Tokens are £2 each, and get you a taster of things like archery, climbing and mountain biking. A great, gentle introduction for the kids to outdoor challenges. There’s a cafe on site, so afterwards you can relax with a coffee and some home-made cakes.


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Atlantic crossing draws near

ocean-pollution

Arran sailor Sue Weaver prepares to battle pollution by undertaking the voyage of a lifetime. Read more ›

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Top 5 places to learn a watersport

Tiree Kitesurf Academy by Harry Newton Photography

Photo: Harry Newton

Need a summer challenge or looking for an active holiday? How about trying a new watersport – you might well end up hooked for life! Here’s our pick of places to learn the fun way Read more ›

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Sailing from the Firth of Clyde

St Hilda sailing the Clyde

Setting off from the Firth of Clyde, a gateway for exploring the nooks and crannies of the Argyll coast, Ida Maspero and family enjoy a relaxing – and educational – cruise on the elegant St Hilda Read more ›

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