Ythan Raft Race 1995

Ythan Raft Race 1995

The Spirit of St Olaf The Spirit of St. Olaf raft marked the final outing of the lodge in the Ythan Raft Race. It was the summer of 1995 and the Lodge entries had won top prizes in each of the 9 previous years. This year however was to prove to be something quite...
Ythan Raft Race 1994

Ythan Raft Race 1994

A Man Called Horace The Lodge has been fortunate over the years to have had a number of entertainers amongst their numbers, during the early 90’s Lodge members Jim Gardiner and Gordon Mackay had a novelty band who performed under the name “A Man Called Horace”. The...
Ythan Raft Race 1993

Ythan Raft Race 1993

The Chinese Junk The Ythan Raft Races were always an enjoyable outing for lodge members and family but the lead-up to the day often provided as much fun and laughter as the event itself. During the lead-up to the event, the lodge would often issue humorous press...
Ythan Raft Race 1992

Ythan Raft Race 1992

The Booze Brothers Perhaps the Lodges most memorable entry was the year they took on the guise of the “Booze Brothers” based very closely on the cult film the “Blues Brothers” the crew built a full sized replica of the police American police car featured in the film,...
Ythan Raft Race 1991

Ythan Raft Race 1991

Thunderbirds In 1991 the crew turned back to a nautical theme, this time masquerading as Thunderbirds, with the underwater Thunderbird 4 as the centrepiece of their prize-winning entry, much of the fun and games were captured on video by roving cameraman PM Kenny...
Ythan Raft Race 1990

Ythan Raft Race 1990

Slains Castle 1999 Saw the boys from St. Olaf move away from the nautical themes which had been their chosen genre up until now. Their home village of Cruden Bay saw local residents up in arms with a development company who were looking to develop the site formally...