Scotland's "loony dookers" started 2013 with a splash as 1,100 bathers took to the water to welcome in the New Year.

The annual January 1 dip in the Forth at South Queensferry saw brave participants take the plunge in costumes ranging from penguins to hula dancers.

Many took the opportunity to wash away their Hogmanay hangover after the 75,000-strong party in nearby Edinburgh the night before.

Organisers of the world-famous celebration were meanwhile hard at work with the big clear-up, with council staff removing 60 to 75 tonnes of rubbish by around mid-morning.

Frances Sutton, spokeswoman for Edinburgh's Hogmanay, said: "The Loony Dookers were loving it, they marched down the street to a pipe band and took to the water, some only ankle-deep but others went under.

"There were people wearing wedding dresses, there was a Fred Flinstone outfit and a very small 'mankini'.

"It was brilliant."

The festivities continued on New Year's Day in the capital with a dog sled race at Holyrood Park and a triathlon event.

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  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers, many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry, Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007, South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007, South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007, South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers, many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry, Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007, South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: A New Year reveller in fancy dress swims in the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • Annual Loony Dook challenge

    Loony Dookers take part in the annual charity Loony Dook plunge into the Firth of Forth near the Forth Rail Bridge.

  • Annual Loony Dook challenge

    Loony Dookers take part in the annual charity Loony Dook plunge into the Firth of Forth near the Forth Rail Bridge.

  • New Year's day swimmers

    Swimmers brave the cold in the River Forth near Edinburgh, during the Loony Dook, one of the annual New Year's day swims that take place around the UK.

  • New Year's day swimmers

    Swimmers brave the cold in the River Forth near Edinburgh, during the Loony Dook, one of the annual New Year's day swims that take place around the UK.

  • New Year's day swimmers

    Swimmers brave the cold in the River Forth near Edinburgh, during the Loony Dook, one of the annual New Year's day swims that take place around the UK.

  • New Year's day swimmers

    Swimmers brave the cold in the River Forth near Edinburgh, during the Loony Dook, one of the annual New Year's day swims that take place around the UK.

  • New Year's day swimmers

    Swimmers brave the cold in the River Forth near Edinburgh, during the Loony Dook, one of the annual New Year's day swims that take place around the UK.

  • New Year's day swimmers

    Swimmers brave the cold in the River Forth near Edinburgh, during the Loony Dook, one of the annual New Year's day swims that take place around the UK.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year's day swimmers

    Swimmers brave the cold in the River Forth near Edinburgh, during the Loony Dook, one of the annual New Year's day swims that take place around the UK.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Swimmers take part in the Loony Dook New Years Day swim in the river Forth near the Forth Rail Bridge. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 1, 2013. See PA story SOCIAL NewYear. Photo credit should read: David Cheskin/PA Wire

  • New Year celebrations

    Angela McClements takes part in a New Year's Day swim at Carnlough Harbour, Co Antrim, in aid of local charities.

  • New Year celebrations

    A participant in the New Year's Day swim at Carnlough Harbour, Co Antrim, in aid of local charities.

  • Annual New Year's Day swim in Clevedon

    Swimmers dive in for the Annual New Year's Day swim at the Marine Swimming Lake in Clevedon, Somerset.

  • New Year celebrations

    Angela McClements takes part in a New Year's Day swim at Carnlough Harbour, Co Antrim, in aid of local charities.

  • New Year celebrations

    Bert Kernoghan takes part in a New Year's Day swim at Carnlough Harbour, Co Antrim, in aid of local charities.

  • New Year celebrations

    A participant in the New Year's Day swim at Carnlough Harbour, Co Antrim, in aid of local charities.

  • New Year celebrations

    Swimmer take part in the New YearÕs Day Dip at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

  • New Year celebrations

    Swimmer take part in the New YearÕs Day Dip at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

  • New Year celebrations

    Swimmer take part in the New YearÕs Day Dip at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

  • New Year celebrations

    Swimmer take part in the New YearÕs Day Dip at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

  • New Year celebrations

    Swimmer take part in the New YearÕs Day Dip at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

  • New Year celebrations

    Swimmers take part in the New YearÕs Day Dip at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

  • Annual New Year's Day swim in Clevedon

    Swimmers dive in for the Annual New Year's Day swim at the Marine Swimming Lake in Clevedon, Somerset.

  • New Year celebrations

    People walk their dogs on New Years Day at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 1, 2013. See PA SOCIAL NewYear stories. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire