The Scottish Mail on Sunday - 2021-11-21


■ I’VE

Ruth Davidson

recently moved down the coast and, as part of the lifestyle shift, invested in a wetsuit for a bit of sea swimming. Dreams of a Baywatch-style existence disappeared after the reality of one 20minute dip – suspected hypothermia, sand all over the house when I got back and the wetsuit being hung in the wardrobe until at least March when the water gets warmer again. However, for those souls hardier than me, company SwimWild and the University of the Highlands and Islands have got together to log the best rivers, lochs and lochans – letting swimmers upload tips and information on things like accessibility. Maybe I’ll even take a look. But only when it gets to summer…


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