Logan’s message in a bottle found at Scottish Borders

7-year-old Logan Strachan from Peterhead with the reply from his message in a bottle
7-year-old Logan Strachan from Peterhead with the reply from his message in a bottle

A Peterhead boy has told of his delight as he received a reply after placing a message in a bottle and throwing it out to sea.

7-year-old Logan Strachan wrote a message that included his contact details and placed it in a water bottle with the hope that someone would find it and write back.

P3 Clerkhill School pupil Logan, with the help of his granny, prepared the bottle and threw it off the bottom of Buchanhaven Pier on the morning of Sunday, October 7.

Three weeks later on Saturday, October 19, the bottle had been found just over 200 miles away in Burnmouth, a tiny village on the Scottish Borders.

If the bottle had travelled just one more mile it would have reached England.

Logan’s bottle was found by a boy, 8-year-old Rowan who had just moved to Scotland from Berwick with his family.

Rowan spotted the bottle lying on pebbles as the tide came in. With help from his mum and dad, he opened the bottle and found Logan’s message inside.

Rowan phoned Logan to say he had found his bottle, only Logan was at football training.

Luckily, Logan’s mum managed to get an e-mail address so the two boys could contact each other.

Speaking to the Buchanie, Logan said he didn’t think anyone would find his message in a bottle and he thought it might have ended up in Norway!

When asked about Rowan finding the bottle, Logan said it was “cool” and added that they would keep in touch.

The initial idea for the message in a bottle came from Logan’s granny as it was something different to do.

Logan told the Buchanie he was ready to make another message in a bottle with the hope that someone else would find it at another location.

He also added that Rowan had planned to make his own message in a bottle and include Logan’s details to throw out into the sea by the Borders.