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A Swimming Start to 2015

Part of the three day festival for Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations , the event attracted over 1,000 'Dookers' cheered on by 4,000 spectators start 2015 with a dip in the River Forth in the shadow of the world-famous Forth Bridges.

The swim which starts on the morning of New Year's Day , takes place near the life boat station in South Queensferry.

The Lord Provost, Councillor Donald Wilson, signed up to take part in order to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution [RNLI], which provides a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service across the UK.

"The event is great fun and will be raising money for a fantastic charity. The South Queensferrry branch of the RNLI will receive a 10 per cent donation from each registration fee for the event this year. I'm either brave or barmy to sign up, but I'm very glad to lend my support. I wish everyone taking part the best of luck and a happy - albeit chilly - start to the New Year!" said the Provost.

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Tam O'Ranter
May 2014

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