This year's Gillian Saltire Appeal fundraising swim from Cumbrae to Largs on Sunday September 10.

Entry forms for this year's event are now available.

Go to 'Cumbrae to Largs Swim in aid of Gillian's Saltire Appeal' on Facebook for more details.

The closing date for entries is September 1. Places will be offered to first 100 to enter...thereafter there will be a waiting list. Get your form in to reserve your place.

This is the 12th successive year that the fundraising swim event has been running, and has been blessed with good weather in recent years.

After the event, there are shower facilities which can be used at Largs Sailing Club, and hot soups are available.

It has grown over the years, and with a big crowd awaiting the swimmers as they reach the finishing line, with disco and music, why not go along and support the event too?

For more details, phone 07740 509259 or go to The saltire swim raises funds for a Largs based charity which runs seafront accommodation in Largs and Millport to provide respite for visitors who have cancer.