Nithraid 2016 Celebrates Maritime History of Dumfries
September 3rd saw The Stove’s fourth staging of Nithraid, a fun family event that takes place on and around the river. The daring sailing race, starting from the Solway Firth and sailing right up to the River Nith in the centre of Dumfries, was made possible by one of the highest tides of the year. While waiting for the boats to arrive, visitors and families were invited over to The Mill Green to enjoy the ‘arts and food village’.
With all the difficulties over flooding this year it was great to be celebrating the positive side of our beautiful River Nith again and showing the huge potential the riverside areas have as public spaces for locals and visitors alike. We were really pleased to have such a great turnout this year, despite the damp conditions. We would like to say a huge thanks to all those involved; our fantastic volunteer team, stall holders and workshop leaders, intrepid sailors and all those who braved the changeable weather.