Sunday 22nd November dawned clear and gorgeous, if a little chilly - perfect conditions for beginners to have a go on the various demo boards on the canal.
Boards inflated and ready for action by 10am, the mercury venturing slowly upwards from the 2 degrees mark. Fortunately, true to their word, the Park Bistro opened at 10:30am in time for bacon rolls and coffee.
From dog walkers to cyclists, heads turned to see what on earth was happening and a couple of intrepid joggers borrowed life jackets to have a quick shot before continuing on their 5km run.
Towards the end of the day we were visited by Gavin from the Falkirk Herald, to do a follow up piece on this 'new' sport. The sun was still shining away so hopefully the photographer got a couple of good shots.
The murky canal water combined with freezing November temperatures provided enough of an incentive not to fall in fortunately for all concerned. That said, the Red 10'6 proved to be the most popular board, but only because the majority of the people who attended had never SUPed before.