Stoats Loony Dook

Sun 1st Jan 2017 South Queensferry TICKETS ON SALE SOON

Do you dare start 2017 with a dook in the fr-fr-eezing waters of the River Forth?

What’s It All About

Parade and Dook times to be announced in the early Autumn.

Welcome 2017 with a splash by taking part in the breath-taking Loony Dook at South Queensferry – for 30 years thousands of ‘Dookers’ have taken part in the annual dip in the freezing River Forth in the shadow of the world-famous Forth Bridges.

What To Expect

Dookers will march the length of the High Street as part of the Dooker Parade before plunging themselves into the freezing Firth of Forth raising tens of thousands of pounds for charities across the UK. 

Spectators are welcome to cheer on the Dookers at various vantage points along the route or down on the beach. South Queensferry has a variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants, all open on New Year’s Day. 

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Important Info

  • Fancy Dress is BEST!
  • Wear shoes to enter the water (stony beach).
  • South Queensferry has a variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants, all open on New Year’s Day.
  • Last year’s event was a total SELL-OUT!
  • Dookers must buys a ticket in advance and check-in on the day (no ticket sales at event).
  • Family and friends are encouraged to get down to the beach early to support the Dookers.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please bring a warm change of clothing.
  • The Event Organiser reserves the right to search Ticker Holder’s bags and clothing for security reasons.