It’s coming up for that time of year again when 1,000s of people will brave the icy waters of the Forth on January 1st for the annual Loony Dook at South Queensferry.
The event has been held in the historic town for the past 30 years.
Things kick off with registration in the shadow of the Forth Rail Bridge at the RNLI lifeboat station. The Dookers will parade through the High Street as Queensferry and then finish by ‘dooking’ (Scots “to dip or plunge”) in the Firth of Forth. Most participants do this for charity, and it is hoped that £1,000s will be raised again this year.
With the closure of the Forth Road Bridge it remains to be seen how many will attend this year. The Forth Bridge was closed for emergency repairs in December 2015 and will remain so until early January.
More information about the Loony Dook can be found here.