The brother of a Prestonpans man who lost his life in a 2019 boating accident is organising a memorial charity day.

Kieran Cowan was just 23 and due to be a father when the boat he was in with two friends capsized on Loch Awe in Argyll and Bute on August 17 three years ago.

The other two men in the boat, aged 23 and 27, swam to an island and raised the alarm but, by the time rescuers arrived, they were unable to save Kieran.

Jordan Cowan, Kieran’s brother, posted on social media that, along with Patrick McLaren, he was organising a memorial day on Sunday, October 2, in Pennypit Park.

The day will raise funds for a rescue services charity in Oban.

The multi-agency rescue attempt included officers from Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Ambulance Service and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

The day will start with a football match, kicking off at 2.30pm, between Kieran’s friends and family, and the football club will open the bar for refreshments. There will also be collection buckets on the gate.

In the evening, from 7pm at Prestonpans Labour Club, Stuart Wilson will provide entertainment and there will be a raffle.

Tickets for the evening event cost £5 each. Organisers have asked for donations of raffle prizes.