LOCALS were 'ducking for cover' as one of the town's most popular fundraisers returned.

The Largs RNLI event was a splash hit on Saturday as people flocked to the Gogo Burn to see ducks take the plunge at noon.

A 'quacking' time was had at the event started at the water next to Morrison's roundabout before finishing off at Mackerston Bridge.

Crew members from Largs RNLI escorted the toys as they raced down the burn, helping them avoid rocks, branches and other obstacles.

A total of 1,500 were released for the big race, with crowds cheering them on all along the route.

Duck number 945 was the first to cross the finish line, followed by number 488 in second and 300 in third.

Linn Munton, fundraising chair at Largs RNLI, said: "It was fantastic to see so many people out supporting the event. My thanks go to all involved in staging it and to all of those who bought a ticket.

"As a charity we rely on the donations and support we get from the public, this is what enables us to continue saving lives at sea."

The rubber duck race is a long standing tradition in the town and was launched by Largs Round Table in the 1990s, who ran it for many years until it was taken over by Largs Rotary. When they disbanded, it was passed to Largs Lifeboat.