A JACOBITE fanatic led a rebellion into the chilly River Clyde — for the annual New Year’s Day dip.

Andrew McAlindon from Kilmacolm, who has found fame on the small screen as an extra in TV smash hit Outlander, turned up in full Highland dress before stripping off with dozens of other hearty souls to brave the cold of the Clyde.

The actor, who dons full Highland dress to tell the history of the Jacobites, joined other swimmers who gathered outside the Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club to bring in 2018 in style.

Later on that night the actor appeared on screen as an extra in the prime time Mrs Brown’s Boys New Year Special — rounding off an amazing 12 months.

Dad-of-three Andrew, who now works as an extra on a number of big TV shows, fell in love with the Highlands and the story of those who took a last stand at Culloden after landing a part in Outlander.

Speaking after his dip Andrew, 39, a self-employed electrician, said: “It was a little fresh!

“I decided to blow the cobwebs away and take a dip.

“Everyone had great fun.”

Outlander extra Andrew is devoted to the series but also finds time to take tourists on Highland tours in full dress and he visits schools too.

Aside from his role in the series Andrew is also signed up with an extras agency and is much in demand at the moment, having recently landed screen time on the Mrs Brown’s Boys New Year special, which attracted massive audiences.

He also played a credited role in ITV drama In Plain Sight, working alongside famous Greenock actor Martin Compston.