There’s a tradition in some parts of Scotland for people to go swimming – well at least go for a dip – in the sea on New Year’s Day. It started in South Queensferry where around a thousand people now take part. But the idea spread along the coast to places such as North Berwick and now Portobello’s joined in the sport. Until today, it’s tended to be a very informal affair with just a few lads and lasses braving the waves and weather. But this year was different and the crowds gathered – some to take part, others to watch and cheer as over 50 dived into the Forth in this the first more formal Porty Dook. The organisers plan to make this an event to rival the others along the Forth.