Unlike the Loony Dook at South Queensferry, Portobello or "Porty" Loony Dook is a free event that takes place at Portobello's long, sandy beach. Participants meet at the foot of Bath Street, by the Espy and Beach House.
Portobello's Loony Dook is now an established event and the community will gather at 1 pm on New Year's Day "to have a wee swim in the briney".
Participants will be clad in the usual wacky fancy dress outfits, raising funds for their various charities or just daring themselves. Even if you're not taking a dip it's a great spectacle.
Local businesses will be supporting the gathering with a few freebies and opening their doors to welcome you in for the usual coffee and cakery.
They are (west to east):
- The Boathouse
- The Portobello Bistro
- The Espy
- The Beach House
- The Dalriada