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Scottish woman finds 21-year-old message in a bottle from Faroe Islands

Megan Keppie was walking on the beach in Shetland, Scotland, when she discovered a message in a bottle that had been launched from the Faroe Islands 21 years earlier. Photo by PDPics/Pixabay.com
Megan Keppie was walking on the beach in Shetland, Scotland, when she discovered a message in a bottle that had been launched from the Faroe Islands 21 years earlier. Photo by PDPics/Pixabay.com

March 2 (UPI) -- A Scottish woman talking a walk on the beach with a friend discovered a message in a bottle that had been launched by a group of young scouts 21 years earlier.

Megan Keppie said she and a friend were walking on the beach in Mangaster, on the Shetland Islands, when they spotted a bottle washed up on the shore.

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Keppie said the bottle contained a message that was dated Jan. 17, 2000, but the note was written in Faroese, a North Germanic language spoken by residents of the Faroe Islands.

The woman turned to Facebook for help translating the note, and discovered it was written by Finn Johannesen, a member of a scouting group from the town of Faroe Islands town of Klaksvik.

Keppie said she was able to make contact with the scouts, and the group is trying to help her contact Johannesen to tell him his message has been found.

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