Today a few brave souls will jump into the harbour for Charity at Burghead, the village becomes alive with people coming to watch History – How did the “Burghead Boxing Day Swim” start?
This was the question asked about the imminent anniversary of the event. It started off a a swim in the harbour by a few locals on Boxing Day was decided upon because at that time there was nothing else really happening that day and this seemed as good a reason as any for the event to take place. The idea was generally met with disbelief but there was enough of us mad enough to say they would do it and so the RNLI or “Lifeboat” as we refer to it in the Broch (Burghead) was the obvious choice for the proceeds which we thought may total a couple of hundred quid. Nowadays it raises thousands of pounds for local charity a great idea.