The Saltpan

Rocks & Sloughs
Findon Ness
Doo Cove
Pow Kebbuck
Arnot Boo
Findon Shore
Mouth of Findon Burn
Muckle Shore
May Craig
Peel Slough
Ladies Swim Pool
Tam's Chair
Black Slough
Dead Man's Hole
Ship's Stern
Land Crag
Buckie Loan
Portlethen Shore
Stinking Haven
Cuckoo Island
Giant Head Rocks
The Neighbours
The Moat
Harley Hacket
Englishman's Neuks
Tam Milne's Shore
Donald's Delvings
Ram Stone
Meggie Glennie's
Little Broad Shore
Meikle Broad Shore
Braid Hailen
Through Gang Point
Herring Hole
Yellow Tappie
Lang Crag
Strathfresh Rocks
The Banks
Cammachmore Bay
Knaps of Downies
Craig Lonny
Downies Haven
Berrymuir Head
A Postscript on Rocks

I believe that this name goes back at least 150 years and possibly more than that. It was a popular name for Salmon Fishers who named one of their bag nets “Seat of the Saltpan”. The name possibly applies more to a stretch of water rather than to any specific rock and the name might be due to the shingly seabed found in the area opposite to this area of rock?


The Saltpan is found near to the bothy at Portlethen shore – look in a general south-easterly direction where you often see Anglers fishing from a gentle (but sometimes slippery) slope.  

I believe that the Anglers probably refer to this fishing mark as “The Bothy” which is probably as good a name as any to direct them to the correct spot however if it was to be known by it’s correct name it should be called “The Saltpan” or “Seat of the Saltpan” after the salmon net that was positioned close to this particular location.