Welcome 2016 with a splash by taking part in the breathtaking Stoats Loony Dook at South Queensferry – the annual dip in the freezing River Forth in the shadow of the world-famous Forth Bridges. For 30 years, thousands of people have taken the New Year plunge, raising tens of thousands of pounds for charities across the UK.
This year, the event is brought to you by Stoats, Edinburgh’s favourite porridge pioneers. On Friday 1st January 2016, they’ll be there on the day, warming everyone up with free bowls of energising porridge, plenty of giveaways and a fabulous fancy dress photo stage. From there, participants will join the Dooker Parade through the High Street before throwing themselves into the freezing Firth of Forth!
Spectators are welcome to cheer on the Dookers at various vantage points along the route or down on the beach. South Queensferry has a variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants, all open on New Year’s Day.