Stoats Loony Dook

Welcome the New Year with a splash! Join thousands of ‘Dookers’ at the Loony Dook (also known as the ‘daft dip’!) taking part in this annual dip in the freezing River Forth after their march along the High Street as part of the Dooker Parade. The tradition has been going for more 30 years and participants raise tens of thousands of pounds for charities. Spectators are welcome to cheer on the Dookers at various vantage points along the route or down on the beach.

Where is it?

Edinburgh, Scotland

When is it?

1st January every year

Information and bookings

For those wishing to take part, registration is online (see below) before the day of the event. Registrations are on a first come, first served basis and there is no registration on the day of the event itself.

South Queensferry has a variety of pubs, cafés and restaurants all open on New Year’s Day.

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