Edinburgh Portobello beach: 8 pictures of wild swimmers' bracing dip for launch of wild swimming book The Ripple Effect

A chilly dip in the sea marked the launch of a new book about wild swimming

More than 100 people from swimming groups across Scotland joined authors Anna Deacon and Vicky Allan for a chilly dip in the sea at Portobello at the weekend to mark the launch of their latest book.

The Ripple Effect: A Celebration of Britain's Brilliant Wild Swimming Communities charts the surge in popularity of wild swimming groups during and after Covid. It looks at why people have stuck with the habit and how they and their wider communities have benefited.

Here are 8 brilliant pictures from the Portobello launch.