Never too old to go in for a dook

The Arran Banner - - Sport -

Ten brave swim­mers took to the icy wa­ters of Lam­lash when a re­vived Box­ing Day Dook was staged this year.

And join­ing them was 70-year-old Liza Lind­say-McDow­ell, a vis­it­ing gran, who took part with her grand­son Ruar­idh Lind­say-Smith.

While some donned wet­suits, oth­ers walked calmly into the sea at Lam­lash Pier in their swim­ming cos­tumes to make the short swim round the pier be­fore emerg­ing to some com­fort­ing tow­els be­ing held by their fam­ily and friends.

Also tak­ing part was Hugh Sheri­dan from Liver­pool, who un­der­took the dook with his dog Ella to raise money for Bipo­lar UK.

He has al­ready raised £330 with do­na­tions still com­ing in.

Pho­to­graphs by Hugh Boag


The dook­ers brave the chilly wa­ters with a smile.

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Ruar­idh Lind­say-Smith is first home fol­lowed by his dad Barry. In­set: Char­ity swim­mer Hugh Sheri­dan emerges from the wa­ter.


Gran Liza and Ruar­idh, cen­tre, join the brave dook­ers en­ter­ing the wa­ter at Lam­lash jetty.

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