Over 1,000 people take part in South Queensferry Loony Dook

More than 1,000 people have braved the chilly waters of the Firth of Forth to take part in a traditional New Year's Day dip.

Picture: Tony McGuire

Some 1,100 participants - many in fancy dress - took part in the annual Loony Dook at South Queensferry, west of Edinburgh.

The sell-out event began with a parade along the town's High Street before the hardy participants plunged into the water in the shadow of the Forth Bridges.

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Among those taking part in the charity event this year were Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, the directors of Underbelly, the organisers of Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations.

Picture: Tony McGuire

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Picture: Tony McGuire
Picture: Tony McGuire
Picture: Tony McGuire
Picture: Tony McGuire
Picture: Tony McGuire