South Queensferry

"The Loony Dook"

1 January each year

The Loony Dook is held at Boat House Steps, South Queensferry, close to the Forth Bridges, at noon each New Year's Day.  The event, which raises money for charity began in 1988.

Participants bathe (briefly) in the Firth of Forth.  Wet suits are not allowed.  Fancy dress is encouraged.

Participants meet at The Moorings Pub 24-26 Hopetoun Road, South Queensferry from 10.45am to 11.00am  before the event, and again there after the event.


The Loony Dook  -  A dip in the Firth of  Forth at South Queensferry on New Year's Day, 2006

The photograph above is one of several that I took on 1 January 2006.  The temperature was fairly mild, about 5 degrees C.


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