BRAVE West Fifers are being invited to take the plunge and dip into in the Forth on New Year's Day, all in the name of charity.

Bonkers bathers will wade into the freezing water at noon for the annual Limekilns Breakfast Dip.

Since starting more than a decade ago, the fundraiser has increased in popularity and is now raising money for the Limekilns Heritage Trust which has been established to repair the village's 16th century pier.

Organiser Alex Hill said they're hoping the 2019 dook will be the biggest yet.

"We had about 180 people do it last year so this year we are hoping for over 200," he said. "I started it in 2006 and it has just got bigger and bigger. The village is gridlocked when it is happening, it has become really popular.

"The coffee and bacon rolls are ready from 11am and then everyone is in and out of the water at about 12 o'clock. It is putting Limekilns on the map. Although some live locally, some people have never visited Limekilns before and it is really great for the village.

"The Limekilns Heritage Trust has now turned into a charity to rebuild the pier and we have had a grant from the lottery people but we need to raise £610,000 to fix it.

"We go in right next to the pier so it couldn't not be a better fundraising idea because it is right next door to where the money raised will be going. Last year, we made £2,500 so every little helps."

Refreshments will be available on the day with the local Scout group offering bacon rolls and hot drinks while soup and stovies will also be served in the Ship Inn. Anyone wanting to take part can turn up and register on the day from 11am. Entry is £10. More details can be found at the Limekilns Breakfast Dip Facebook page.