Noody Dook: fresh call to strip off and join Fife’s first mass skinny-dip

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A fresh call has been made to Fifers brave enough to take a naked dip in the Forth in for what is believed to be Scotland’s first ever mass skinny dip.

The Silver Sands in Aberdour will host a unique ‘noody dook’ on Saturday, May 27 - and there are still places available.

The early-morning dunk is being organised by Carnegie Dunfermline Rotary Club as a fundraiser for good causes. It is open to anyone aged 18 or over.

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Lee Walls, organiser said: “We’re delighted that we’ve already got the best part of 100 folk signed up to take part, but we can take quite a few more.

The poster promoting the Noody Dook at Aberdour's Silver SandsThe poster promoting the Noody Dook at Aberdour's Silver Sands
The poster promoting the Noody Dook at Aberdour's Silver Sands

“So anyone over 18 can still register for the dook if they’d like to enjoy the health benefits of wild bathing in cold sea water in a supportive environment. At the same time they’ll raise money for some really worthy causes.”

Lee said it was not compulsory for participants to strip right down to ‘the altogether’ if they’d prefer not to. However, wetsuits and dry-suits are discouraged as being contrary to the cold-water-therapy ethos of the event.

She added that dookers might like to add to the fun by wading in wearing items such as masks, wigs and face paint.

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The event will be preceded at 7:00am by sign-in, followed by a 15-minute clothed yoga session led by a qualified instructor to get participants limbered up. A piper will then play a musical accompaniment as the dookers enter the water at 7:30am.

Prior registration is required, and £12 from every registration fee of £13.09 will go to Carnegie Rotary Club to help fund the many causes that it supports. These range from helping to eradicate polio disease to supporting victims of the war in Ukraine and disasters elsewhere, providing education for poor children in Africa, and helping disadvantaged people right here in Dunfermline and West Fife.

The Silver Sands Noody Dook has been approved by Fife Council, and life-guards and first-aiders will be on site between 7:30 and 8:30am. Anyone entering the water before or after those times will do so at their own risk.

To register, visit .

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