This weekend The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa in St Andrews is inviting you to join a very unusual hunt … not for ancient hidden treasure … but for ducks! And the good thing is that some of the ducks, which might help you win prizes, are to be found in Edinburgh.

300 of their golf mad rubber ducks will be taking a quick and refreshing dip in the Old Course Hotel pond on Saturday 9 July 2011 before flying off on their summer holidays – with you! Others can be found around the rest of Scotland.

Members of the public are invited to go to St Andrews and ‘catch a duck’ from 11.00am on Saturday 9 July.  Every successful duck catcher will be entered in a free competition to win a fabulous two night family stay at the five red star resort with luxury children’s amenities, a helicopter ride over St Andrews and beyond, tickets to the Scottish Deer Centre and golf lessons for all the family.  All that the catchers have to do is to take their freshly caught duck away with them and send pictures of their duck on holiday with their new family to the resort via Facebook or Twitter, making sure that any and all photos are sent in by 15 August, when the draw will be announced.  The duck which is enjoying the most fun and interesting summer holiday will win its owner the star prize and three lucky runners-up can choose from a selection of prizes including a family golf lesson, luxury kids afternoon tea or lunch for all the family in the Jigger.

The resort has laid on an extra kids area with face-painting and ballooning.  There is also an array of other activities available for children at the resort – from golf lessons and afternoon tea to a family lunch in the Jigger – this promises to be a fun day out for all the family.

Those who cannot make it to St  Andrews need not despair.  Twenty-five of the ducks will be hiding in special locations around the country.  Look out for a duck in a historic or iconic Scottish place near you on the same day.  Those lucky enough to find one of these special ducks will also receive special spot prizes from the award winning resort when they email in a picture of the duck in that location!  Location clues were released on Twitter and Facebook on 5 July 2011. Did you see any of the clues? Do you know where the Edinburgh ducks might be?