The Targets

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 imagine that anyone exploring the area around Muckle Shore has wondered about the brick-lined, partially covered passage built into earthwork on the south side of the bay. This was actually part of a rifle range that was constructed by the well known Portlethen farming family, the Walkers, early in the 20th century. The Walker family were keen and enthusiastic about rifle shooting and regular rifle practice took place here almost every weekend.

Rifle practise was reintroduced in this area during the Second World War and I recall, in my youth, it was still possible to find a spent cartridge or two in this vicinity. Easy to see where this particular name comes from. 

Further back in time this area was also known as the Moat however that name has disappeared from use as far as this landmark is concerned, although we do have a more well known “moat” further south along the coast.