2018's First Footing can begin with a wild swim, say Skye Sailing Club.

The Club will host an open-to-all wild swimming session on New Year's Day.  

The wild swimming will begin at 10am on Monday 1 January.  Drams and hot drinks will be available for anyone taking to the waters.  

The Club say: "Swimmers must be able to swim at least 50 metres unassisted – wetsuits are recommended. Any persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (they need not swim alongside but be on hand to confirm permission to swim, offer support and help warm up their ward at the end!). We will have a warmed viewing area available!"

The sessions will start from the Scorrybreac Boathouse in Portree.

Forecasts are currently inconclusive so the conditions may ultimately prove to be unsuitable for the sessions. You must check the Club Facebook page one hour before the session is due to begin to find out if there has been any postponement or cancellation.