Balmy con­di­tions for an­nual Glen­finnan dip

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

IT WAS one of the warm­est Glen­finnan dips to date as 37 peo­ple waded in Loch Shiel on New Year’s day at a balmy 7° C.

The event, which is in its thir­teenth year, was at­tended by lots of spec­ta­tors and swim­mers from as far afield as Lon­don, Liver­pool and Aberdeen.

Peo­ple took to the wa­ter at noon, in front of the Glen­finnan House Ho­tel, with some tak­ing on a full swim while oth­ers dipped straight in and out.

Nice day

Morag Hughes, who has taken part in the dip for the last 13 years, told The Oban Times: ‘It’s such a nice day with lots of peo­ple tak­ing part and spec­tat­ing.

‘Lots of peo­ple just come to watch and en­joy the fun.

‘This year we had lots of chil­dren there, with some two-year- olds just pad­dling in their wellies.’

Pho­to­graph: Iain Fer­gu­son, The Write Im­age.

Lo­cals and visi­tors took part in the 13th an­nual Loch Shiel News Year’s Day swim, jump­ing into the waters which were a balmy 7° C.

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