are encouraged to embrace fancy dress at the January 1 attraction, which dates back to 1891 and sees hundreds of swimmers take to the Tay at Broughty Ferry.
COLD PLAY J Iain and Shaun in water WEIGHT 3FOR IT Iain and Shaun last year as they pledged to shed pounds WILD THONG Z Iain in mankini with Santa Shaun, Saltireclad dippers, above right, and Olympic rings get a dooking, right JBARE CHEEK J Group of dookers
in thongs and tartan tammies, one swimmer hoists a placard, left, and some girls have fun in fancy dress, above tam an
in South Queensferry on January 1 this year
We find a little patch o' sand, ahll this is reet excitin', We get into wor dookers
and the sea looks so invitin'.
, bathers, kegs or trunks - call them what you will.
Dozens of spectators lined the river edge in South Queensferry to watch the dookers
, many in fancy dress.
CORK South Laura Stone from London at Courtmacsherry, West Cork charity swim SCOTLAND South Queensferry, Looney Dookers
in the River Forth N.
HANGOVER CURE: Skimpily-dressed Loony Dookers
take part in the annual charity plunge into the Firth of Forth near the Forth rail bridge in South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland
Other loony dookers
braved the waves in Broughty Ferry and Kirkcaldy, but the prize for the toughest swimmers goes to locals in Crossmichael, near Dumfries, who had to bring in a JCB to break the ice before plunging in.
Nearly 150 plucky "dookers
", from as far apart as New Zealand and South Africa, took part in the 17th year of the plunge.
ALMOST 1000 people - many in fancy dress - yesterday charged into the Firth of Forth for the annual Loony Dook.