More than 100 brave souls lined up on New Year’s Day to take a dip in the icy waters of the North Sea as part of Stonehaven’s annual New Year’s Day Nippy Dip.
An impressive 120 people took the plunge into the North Sea to raise cash for local charities.
This year’s event was once again organised by Stonehaven Community Council after it had to step in last year when previous organiser, Clic Sargent, pulled out at the eleventh hour.
The money raised at this year’s dip is going towards Stonehaven RNLI and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s neo-natal unit.
RNLI volunteers were on hand to ensure that all participants were kept safe.
Phil Mills-Bishop, chairman of Stonehaven Community Council, said: “It was a great event.
“We had about 400 people watching and 120 registered people went into the sea so we managed to beat our target of 100. The two charities we supported also did very well.
“It’s what epitomises community for me – people coming together for a moment of fun. It’s what community spirit is about.”