Hundreds of people braved a freezing temperatures to take part in the first Broughty Ferry Dook of the new decade on Wednesday.
And despite a wicked wind whipping in off the Tay, hundreds more people lined up around Broughty Ferry to watch the Dookers take the plunge.
Absolutely massive crowd stretched around Broughty Ferry harbour for this year’s (very cold, very windy) New Year’s Day Dook. pic.twitter.com/ZR5ndnxydg
— Stefan Morkis (@C_SMorkis) January 1, 2020
As usual, dozens of people turned up in fancy dress for the event, with costumes on show this year including the Super Mario Bros, Wonder Woman and someone dressed up in the full regalia of American glam rockers Kiss.
Organised by Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association, the event has been a fixture on the Broughty Ferry calendar for more than a century.
Today’s event saw a record number of people sign up in advance for the Dook.
Organiser Joyce McIntosh put this down to the Dook’s later-than-usual start time of 3.30pm.
The late start was due to to tide levels although the Dook actually began a few minutes before the intended start time.
Joyce, who was among those taking part, said: “We had 151 people pre-registered, that’s a record.
“We don’t know exactly how many have signed up on the day but think it could be about the same again.
“I think the 3.30 start has made it a bit easier for people to come out.
“We’ve got a great crowd.”
Joyce said the Dook is now a internationally recognised event.
“This is my 41st Dook,” she said.
“In 1980 there were just 15 of us but now we’ve got people from the US, Spain and lots of people from England.”