Loony Dook celebrates its 30th year

Iain Armstrong and Jim Mackenzie being presented with a gift from Unique Events Ian Thomson'for 30 years of service to the Dook
Iain Armstrong and Jim Mackenzie being presented with a gift from Unique Events Ian Thomson'for 30 years of service to the Dook
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Over 1000 dookers welcomed 2016 with a splash by jumping into the River Forth, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Loony Dook.

For three decades people have attended the South Queensferry event, now a major part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations, and dived into the freezing water to shake off New Year malaise they may have had and this year was another 
great success.

Lots of people braved the cold and took a dip in the River Forth on the first

Lots of people braved the cold and took a dip in the River Forth on the first

Frances Sutton, press manager for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, said: “The 30th Anniversary of the South Queensferry Loony Dook was certainly celebrated in style, with 1200 Dookers taking to the water.

“Our thanks go to Stoats for their support of the this 
year’s event.”

The parade was led by Iain Armstrong and Jim Mackenzie, who have joined in every single dook since the very beginning and the pair were presented with a gift from Unique Events for their dedication.

The river was filled with people in fancy dress celebrating the New Year in the shadow of the iconic Forth Rail Bridge.