On Saturday May 10th, Queensferry Rowing Club will host the inaugural Alan Meldrum Community Challenge at Port Edgar Marina.
Alan Meldrum was the first Vice-Captain and a founding member of Queensferry Rowing Club in 2011. When Mel, as he was known locally, passed away in 2013 the club thought it would be appropriate to hold an event in his memory that will bring the Community together. This will be a fitting tribute to honour the memory of the man who did so much to establish the club.
The event will involve a number of local businesses and organisations racing against each other; these include Police Scotland, Hopetoun Estate, Scotmid, Queensferry Medical Practice, QCCC, Scottish Parliament Broadcasting Teams and New Forth Crossing.
The racing starts at 11:00am with heats at 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00 with the Final at 14:30. After the Final there will a session for anyone who wishes to give rowing a try. The event is going ahead with the much appreciated assistance of North Queensferry Rowing Club, ActivCity Funding and City of Edinburgh Council.
Words and Photo from Donal Ferrie of Queensferry Rowing Club