New Year's Celebrations: South Queensferry Loony Dook
Okay, here's a New Year’s tradition that is a bit frosty to say the least - how about a Loony Dook dip?
Perhaps, you’ve heard of the Polar Bear Plunge, well, near Edinburgh you can take a dip at the world Famous Loony Dook, which is part of the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival. This event raises funds for area charities, and what a better way to start off the New Year than by helping others.
On New Year’s day there will be the Dookers’ Parade, which is led by the Beastie Drummers. Then, all the Loonies will gather for the Dook that will have almost 1000 brave Loonies who will dive into the freezing waters of the Forth Estuary in the shadow of the iconic Forth Bridge. For those on the sidelines, you can cheer these brave souls at various vantage points along the route or down on the beach. Afterwards, stop in for a pint and a bite at one of the pubs, cafes or restaurants in South Queensferry.
What is your favorite way to ring in the New Year?