New year swimmers go dippy for Cree

The brave souls enjoy a drink to warm up afterwards
The brave souls enjoy a drink to warm up afterwards

Plucky crews from Newton Stewart Fire Station and friends braved the chilly River Cree on New Year’s Day in what has now become a traditional dip for the town.

Full of new year cheer, the group took to the waters by the suspension bridge and dashed in.

Feeling the chill

Feeling the chill

The dip was one of several taking place around the region for those keen to freshen up after the previous night’s festivities. Well done to all who were brave enough to join in!