Scottish dippers take the festive plunge

Dip with a Nip
Image caption The Boxing Day Dip with a Nip swimmers braved the waters in Prestwick

Brave "dippers" have been taking bracing festive plunges into the seas around Scotland on Boxing Day.

In cold but bright conditions, dozens of people raced into the waves at the annual Nippy Dipper in Aberdeen to raise money for charity.

At Leven, in Fife, firefighters, families and friends took the plunge into icy waters.

And in Ayrshire, a Dip with a Nip took place in Prestwick in aid of support for childhood cancer.