There may have been no guests, but that did not stop staff and associates of the Douglas Hotel going ahead with a socially distanced dook on New Year’s Day.
Around 40 brave souls took to the icy waters of Brodick Bay on New Year’s day to celebrate the new year in a tradition known as the Douglas Dook.
And this year other villages got in on the act with Lochranza and Corrie and Blackwaterfoot all holding New Year’s Day dooks of their own, and, of course, they all followed the Lamlash Dook on Boxing Day covered by the Banner last week.
Brave swimmers plunge into 2018
Hardy swimmers took part in the 7th annual Douglas Dook in Brodick on New Year’s day.