Ice cold start to 2015 for dookers

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Brave souls prepare to take to the icy Arbroath waters for the New Year traditional dook.

Taking place at 1 p.m. on January 1, dookers dressed from fancy to bathers will launch themselves from the Arbroath Lifeboat Station into the water.

The Dook 2015 helps to raise money for Cancer Research UK and for those who are interested but not yet registered can do so now at or contact

Organiser Alana Loudon said: “It’s a braw event and Dookers even get a T-shirt and a dram.”

Hot refreshments are kindly provided by the Lifeboat Ladies Guild