Be a loony with Stoats
This years Stoats Loony Dook 2017 is a sell out.
1,000 dookers will be taking part in the annual dip in the shadow of the world-famous Forth Bridges at South Queensferry on Sunday 1 January.
The fun will start at 1pm with the Dookers Parade along the High Street.
Headline sponsor, Scottish oats company Stoats, is inviting all dookers to enjoy a nourishing bowl of hot fresh porridge in preparation for braving the elements and taking the plunge in the freezing cold River Forth.
Tony Stone, managing director, Stoats, commented: “We’re really proud to be supporting such a fun and long-established tradition for the second year running, which is a complete sell out once again. It’s a fantastic atmosphere in a truly iconic Scottish location and is a brilliant way to begin the year. Wintry temperatures are forecast, so we’ll be working hard to fuel the dookers ahead of their icy dip.
“We’ll be supporting the celebrations with our Stoats Porridge Bar, serving up well-deserved warming bowls of oaty goodness with a range of toppings. Last year the clear winner was our Hot Toddy Porridge, topped with honey and whisky.”
Stoats will be giving away free swim caps, armbands and a whistle that dookers can use to add to the carnival atmosphere during the parade that leads to the dook. Stoats will also be running a competition for best dressed dooker. The event is set to raise tens of thousands for charity.