Check-in on the day opens 11am - 1pm
Dookers Parade begins 1.30pm, then into the water!
Celebrate the start of 2013 by taking part in the breathtaking QUEENSFERRY LOONY DOOK, the annual mass splash in the River Forth under the shadow of the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge.
For over a quarter of a century, thousands of brave people have taken the New Year plunge, raising tens of thousands of pounds for charities across the UK.
The event begins with the Dooker‘s Parade along the High Street, and finishes in the fresh water. Makes a great photo.
Come and cheer on the participants along the route or down on the beach.
- Fancy Dress is BEST
- Wear shoes to go into the water (stoney beach)
- South Queensferry has a variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants all open on New Year's Day.
Dookers must buy a ticket in advance and check-in on the day (no tickets on-sale at event). Family and friends are encouraged to get down to the beach early to support the Dookers.
New Year's Day Buses - First Bus will be operating services to South Queensferry for The Loony Dook. You can download the First Bus Christmas and New Year's Day timetable here.
Parking - Please note that parking is restricted during the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Loony Dook and is on a first-come/first-served basis. Please ensure you park with consideration for others.
Viewing - There are vantage points to view The Loony Dook along Queensferry High Street including the pier and beach viewing. Please arrive early to get a good viewing spot.
Dookers Parade processes along High Street to beach area (Parade arrives at Dooking Area shortly after)
Dook takes place following parade
Dookers Ticket includes donation to the RNLI. For more information visit: www.rnli.org.uk
Please Note - Participants must register prior to the event to take part on the day.