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Message in a bottle travels from Findochty to Russia


A summary in a bottle sent from Moray has incited adult 2,000 miles divided in Russia.

Emily Plant, 17, from Findochty, Moray, set a summary off during a encampment celebration in 2001 and never suspicion about it again.

Picture: SWNS

Picture: SWNS

But final week, she perceived a respond from a Russian tidal consultant who lives in a icy tundras of Salekhard.

And scientist Olga is even profitable for Emily to transport to a Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland to collect her bottle.

Emily said: “I consider it was sent as partial of a foe to do with celebration day, and it was many expected my grandma who entered my name.”

The teen pronounced that she could not remember promulgation a bottle into a sea and was left definitely astounded when she perceived a respond 15 years later.

She said: “I had no thought about it, and we was in bed with tonsillitis when we listened it had been found, so we was a bit confused.

“It all seemed unequivocally bizarre, afterwards a Russian lady sent me a summary seeking if we could go and collect it – and that a costs would be covered.”

The Buckie High School student works shifts in a internal pub, where she has turn a categorical articulate point.

She said: “Now word has widespread about it, folk we don’t even know have been entrance adult to me and seeking if I’m a lady with a bottle and tourists in a pub are articulate about it.”

Emily will be travelling to Iceland on Oct 6 to collect her bottle from a Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik.

The 17-year-old will also get to accommodate First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who will be creation a keynote debate during a assembly.

Emily said: “I’ll never get a possibility like this again, though we am really penetrating on complicated studies so we would adore to accommodate Nicola Sturgeon.”

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