Revellers shake off 2019 with Loony Dook dip

By Conor Riordan, PA Scotland

New Year’s Day dippers shook off their hangovers by braving the icy waters of the Firth of Forth.

Spectators gathered on the shore at South Queensferry to watch the annual Loony Dook fundraiser on Wednesday.

Hundreds of people gathered at South Queensferry for the event (Jane Barlow/PA)

Swimmers dressed as the Statue of Liberty were among them, with others opting for kilts, T-shirts or traditional beachwear for the event.

Money raised from the event goes towards the RNLI.