THE organisers of an annual charity challenge on Loch Lomond say they are on course for a record-breaking fund-raising total after another successful New Year’s Day event.

Nine brave souls took part in the 36th edition of the Loch Lomond Water Ski Club display, with around 100 spectators and supporters cheering them on from ashore.

On the bitterly cold first day of 2020, there were a range of wacky and wonderful costumes on show as those bold enough to take to the water helped raise money for a good cause.

Among those who braved the conditions were He-Man, a rock star, an astronaut, and at least a couple of kilted heroes.

This year’s chosen charity is Alzheimer Scotland and the ski club’s president, David Henderson, told the Reporter he was hopeful of a finishing pot of more than £2,000.

He said: “The day went very well.

“We had all sorts of fancy dress costumes and we even had a 12-year-old, Jess Hopkinson, who only just learned to ski recently, take part – and she did very well. We are aiming for about £2,000, which would be our highest total yet.

“One of our members, Gerry Murray, has dementia, so we decided to support Alzheimer Scotland this year because of Gerry. We’d like to thank Cameron House marina and the Boat House restaurant, as well as Mayles Watersports and everyone who supported us.”