The Scotsman cartoon: Message in a bottle found

A message in a bottle written by a schoolboy in the 1960s was discovered just yards from where he dropped it on the Kirkcudbright coastline.

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green

The author was five when he threw the bottle into the firth, in the hope it would one day reach a far-flung island on the other side of the world.

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