Dippers’ refreshing New Year plunge

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More than 60 hardy souls plunged into Campbeltown Loch as part of a bracing New Year’s Day tradition.

The brave people were taking part in the sixth annual Dalintober Dip For Dosh.

The challenge aims to raise awareness and support for the regeneration of the beach which received 150 tonnes of sand from Langa quarry in July last year.

It was the first time in more than 30 years that sand was added to the beach which once received yearly deposits.

The Dalintober Beach Regeneration Group, responsible for organising the dip, was praised at the time for its efforts in trying to return the beach to a good condition.

Hundreds of people turned out to watch as the dippers entered 2019 thoroughly refreshed.

For more on the dip, see pages 34 and 36.

Dippers race down the beach and into the water. 50_c02dipfordosh09