Stonehaven Dip with a Nip 2016

Dunnottar Otters held good on their promise to hold hands like sea otters on the day

Dunnottar Otters held good on their promise to hold hands like sea otters on the day

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Around 60 people braved the north sea at Stonehaven Harbour to take part in the annual New Years Day, Dip with a Nip.

With the barriers removed and Fireballs collected from the night before the dippers had a clear run on a cold Stonehaven morning.

Emma Riddoch and Lordon Gordon both did the dip for the first time having watched in previous years

Emma Riddoch and Lordon Gordon both did the dip for the first time having watched in previous years

The harbour was packed with people along the wall as they witnessed the dippers led by Michael Hopkins for the seventh time in the eighth Dip with a Nip.

Like last year, there was an array of costumes on show on the day. Many that we spoke to on the day were doing the dip for the first time.

The Dunnottar Otters who we highlighted a couple of weeks ago held true to their promise of holding hands like sea otters in the harbour on the day.

Money raised will go to Clic Sargent, a children’s cancer charity.

Jack Smith, Helen Smith, Lucy Jones, Heather Duncan and David Jones from Auchenblae stores and old post office did the dip

Jack Smith, Helen Smith, Lucy Jones, Heather Duncan and David Jones from Auchenblae stores and old post office did the dip

Holly Taylor, Fundraising Manager for CLIC Sargent spoke to us this week about this years event.

She said: “There was 61 dippers this year and so far, have raised an incredible £9,836.82 with more coming in so I think they will make over the 10k mark which is fantastic.”

Jacqueline Wake Young decided that morning to do the dip dressed as Mary Poppins

Jacqueline Wake Young decided that morning to do the dip dressed as Mary Poppins

Around 60 people took part in the Dip with a Nip at Stonehaven Harbour

Around 60 people took part in the Dip with a Nip at Stonehaven Harbour

Around 60 people took part in the Dip with a Nip at Stonehaven Harbour

Around 60 people took part in the Dip with a Nip at Stonehaven Harbour

The harbour was filled with people eager to see the dippers run in the sea

The harbour was filled with people eager to see the dippers run in the sea

There was a big crowd to see the dippers at Stonehaven Harbour

There was a big crowd to see the dippers at Stonehaven Harbour

Around 60 people took part in the Dip with a Nip at Stonehaven Harbour

Around 60 people took part in the Dip with a Nip at Stonehaven Harbour

There was an array of costumes on show

There was an array of costumes on show

Lead Dipper Michael Hopkins warms up the other dippers

Lead Dipper Michael Hopkins warms up the other dippers