Still time to sign up for dook

Arbroath 2013 new year's day dook.
Arbroath 2013 new year's day dook.

Organisers of the annual Arbroath New Year’s Day dook are going all out in a bid to make it their biggest event to date.

Last year, over 70 people braved the chilly waters of the North Sea on the first day of 2013, raising money for Cancer Research UK in the process.

And with all plans in place ready for the next event to go ahead on January 1, 2014, the local fund-raising committee of Cancer Research UK are on a last minute rally to boost participants.

And committee chair Alana Loudon is urging anybody interested in taking part to sign up now.

She said: “We really want to make this the biggest dook so far.

“Going for a dip in the sea is a great way to start the New Year by doing something novel and at the same time raising money for Cancer Research UK.

“And there is still time to sign up.”

The dook will begin at 12 noon and takes place on the beach between the lifeboat station and the Signal Tower Museum and entry costs £5.

Changing facilities are available within the lifeboat station and organisers are hoping people will take the opportunity to co me in fancy dress.

And it’s not just dookers, who are encouraged to turn out.

Organisers are hoping a good crowd of supporters and other members of the public will be out in force to cheer the participants along.

Anybody wanting a registration form should contact Alana by emailing and it must be completed before the dook takes place.