The Buckie Loan isnít a Rock, Slough, Bay, Islet or a Creek. Rather, it is a piece of land above and to the east of Portlethen shore and is the site of Portlethen Bothy.
The name itself is a mystery but it is believed that it may have something to do with some fishers from Buckie that used to visit and stay in Portlethen during the months of the herring season. Iíd have no hesitation in believing that if it wasnít for the fact that normally a handful of our local fishers would have disappeared to the Moray coast during the herring season rather than the migration being the other way around.
Whatever the true origin of the name it would appear that there is a link from this place to the town of Buckie or, at least, to the fisher folk of Buckie.
A selection of seasonal photographs (taken by David Pettigrew, Portlethen artist, photographer and resident). These are all distant photographs of Portlethen Bothy situated on the site of Buckie Loan.