He's usually seen speeding through the air on a mission to save the world from destruction.

On New Year's Day, however, Superman was spotted zooming across Loch Lomond on water skis.

On closer inspection, the superhero turned out to be David Cavana who was taking part in Loch Lomond Water Ski Club's annual sponsored fancy dress event.

And he was joined by other unlikely characters, including a bare-chested Mexican wearing a large sombrero, a stern-looking school master and school mistress, and even Donald Trump put in a special appearance, much to the amusement of the spectators watching on from Cameron House Marina.

And one young enthusiast braved the elements by wearing her pyjamas.

The mad-cap antics had a serious purpose - to raise money for Loch Lomond Rescue Boat, this year's chosen charity.

Ski club president and event organiser David Henderson told the Reporter: "It was very successful and we had eight water skiers in total taking part.

"Conditions were good, with sunny, calm weather and there was a good turnout of spectators. Everyone enjoyed it."

David estimates that once all the donations have been collected, the club will have raised around £500 for the rescue boat which provides safety back-up for the skiers taking part in sponsored outing.

This was the 35th time the club, which operates from Balloch pier from May to September, have held a New Year fund-raiser.

The event is sponsored by Cameron House Hotel, Mayles Watersports, and Inchmurrin Island Lodges.