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K9 Aqua Sports visits Scotland for the first time

k9 Aqua Sports©, the fastest growing dog water sports event, is coming to Culzean Castle and Country Park in Ayr this weekend.

Taking place this Saturday and Sunday (12th and 13th August), the National Trust for Scotland’s site will welcome active canines to take part in its Fun Dog show and a range of other doggy activities.

K9 Aqua Sports© is the UK and Europe’s largest independent Canine Aquatic and Dock Diving events and competition company.

Canine Aquatic sport, also known as Dock Diving or Dock Jumping, is a sport in which dogs jump from a deck into a large pool of water and compete against each other for distance, height or speed.

This weekend, the Trust is inviting all dogs over six months old, along with their dog handlers, to take part in the competitive fun. Food, drink and gift stalls will also be in the Country Park and spectators are welcome.

Gareth Clingan, operations manager at Culzean Castle & Country Park, said: “This event will certainly be a first of its kind for the National Trust for Scotland and is expected to be a sell-out, so book your tickets fast!

“Dog handlers as young as six years old are welcome to join in the light-hearted fun. Dog lovers are also invited to come along and spectate - expect lots of entertainment and laughs over the two-day event.”

The National Trust for Scotland is Scotland’s largest conservation charity with a growing membership of 360,000, and is the only charity to care for both built and natural heritage.

Competition entries are £8 for one go and £12 for an all-day wristband and can be purchased at the event. For visitors and spectators, normal admission prices apply for entry to the park and entry is free for NTS Members.

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