Deeply dippy start to New Year

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MOTHER and daughter Elspeth and Abigail Lindsay, left, took their annual dip down at the Back Bay at St Medan Golf Course on New Year’s Day.

Despite the bone-numbing cold, the pair went into the sea a couple of times at ab 11 o’clock in the morning before calling it a day.

The manager of the Clydesdale Bank in Newton Stewart, Elspeth said that this year would be her last one swimming as she has now reached a certain age.

But when asked by the well wrapped up Galloway Gazette reporter if she was going to retire gracefully, Elspeth said she “might” be back next January.

And daughter Abigail, who is a prison officer in England, has vowed to come back home to Whithorn each year to carry on what has become something of a Lindsay family tradition.