Never too old to go in for a dook

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Ten brave swimmers took to the icy waters of Lamlash when a revived Boxing Day Dook was staged this year.

And joining them was 70-year-old Liza Lindsay -McDowell, a visiting gran, who took part with her grandson Ruaridh Lindsay-Smith.

While some donned wetsuits others walked calmly into the sea at Lamlash Pier in the swimming costumes to make the short swim round the pier before emerging to some comforting towels being held by their family and friends.

Also taking part was Hugh Sheridan from Liverpool who undertook the dook with his dog Ella to raise money for Bipolar UK. He has already raised £330 with donations still coming in.


Gran Liza and Ruaridh (centre) join the brave dookers entering the water at Lamlash jetty. 01_B01dook01

The dookers brave the chilly waters with a smile. 01_B01dook04

Ruaridh Lindsay-Smith is first home followed by his dad Barry. 01_B01dook05

Charity swimmer Hugh Sheridan emerges from the water. 01_B01dook07

Photos by Hugh Boag