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The Loony Dook 2024

It is the perfect event if you have the urge plunging in icy waters while facing horrific weather conditions


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If you are an adventurer at heart and you set your mind to do crazy things, then Loony Dook is for you. Join the hundreds of revellers in their endeavour of facing the wind and icy waters of the Firth of Forth.

However, before taking the plunge, you should, for the sake of the tradition, wear a costume. The possibilities are endless and you can either go for a suit, Santa Costume, Viking or flamingo. Do you still need a dosage of courage? Then follow the dookers along the High Street in South Queensferry.

The parade is led by a band and precedes the mad dash into the icy waters.  While the dipping is considered by many a hangover cure for the excess of whiskey and other spirits drank a night before, on Hogmanay.

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