Portsoy car park near Redhythye Point – It was a “blackening” that took place.

The flag is the car park at grid NJ 58314 66433.

Short blog – Went to Redhthye near Portsoy today climbing between the showers. We parked in the usual car park and there were lots of feathers and a awful smell, see photo. I thought a lot of birds have been killed as the car park looked like it was covered in dried blood,  with very strange a couple of bloody bags and rags about. I have just been told it was a blackening a local ritual before a wedding still stunk the place out……………… Such is life but I feared the worst, worth checking?

“blackening, a local wedding ritual of caking a soon to be bride/groom in anything and everything before touring round the town to show them off.
That lay by is traditionally where they have taken place over the last 50 odds years. No need to panic!”

Not a great photo but you can see the size of the area and the white feathers anyone got an idea what has happend?”blackening”, a local wedding ritual of caking a soon to be bride/groom in anything and everything before touring round the town to show them off.
That lay by is traditionally where they have taken place over the last 50 odds years. No need to panic!

 

The smell was overpowering and this is a stunning area we managed a couple of climbs before the rain came and then walked back. The car park is  still has an awful smell.

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After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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5 Responses to Portsoy car park near Redhythye Point – It was a “blackening” that took place.

  1. Al McGowan says:

    Dear Heavy,
    I don’t know the area very well but I am wondering if there has been some sort of dumping or fly-tipping of carcasses that has been cleaned up. You might consider contacting the environmental health section of Aberdeenshire Council https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/Local-Offices/ and SEPA and SNH local offices on Monday morning.

    Best,
    Al

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  2. R McRonald says:

    No death here mate, it’s the leftovers from a blackening, a local wedding ritual of caking a soon to be bride/groom in anything and everything before touring round the town to show them off.

    That lay by is traditionally where they have taken place over the last 50 odds years. No need to panic! 🙂

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