Many sported tartan for this year's Loony Dook, while raising money for their chosen charities. Pic: Ian Georgeson

In Pictures: Hundreds brave Firth of Forth for New Year Loony Dook

Hundreds of daring revellers have plunged into the icy waters of the Firth of Forth for the traditional New Year Loony Dook.

About 1,100 ‘dookers’ donned their finest swimming costumes and fancy dress to take part in the tradition which sees people running into the icy water on New Year’s Day. Here are some of the best pictures from today’s action...

The Loony Dook is part of a three-day Hogmanay celebration around Edinburgh which began with a torchlight procession on Sunday and iconic street party last night. Pic: Ian Georgeson

5. Loony Dook, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - 1st January 2019

The Loony Dook is part of a three-day Hogmanay celebration around Edinburgh which began with a torchlight procession on Sunday and iconic street party last night. Pic: Ian Georgeson
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These four friends were all smiles despite the cold water. Pic: Ian Georgeson

6. Loony Dook, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - 1st January 2019

These four friends were all smiles despite the cold water. Pic: Ian Georgeson
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Hundreds braved the waters, decked out in every manner of fancy dress imaginable. Pic: Ian Georgeson

7. Loony Dook, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - 1st January 2019

Hundreds braved the waters, decked out in every manner of fancy dress imaginable. Pic: Ian Georgeson
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The crowd of colourful participants marching through South Queensferry for this year's Loony Dook in the Firth of Forth

8. Loony Dook, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - 1st January 2019

The crowd of colourful participants marching through South Queensferry for this year's Loony Dook in the Firth of Forth
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