Linlithgow couple’s message in a bottle found in India

The bottle was found in India having travelled around 1000 miles in the sea
The bottle was found in India having travelled around 1000 miles in the sea

A Linlithgow couple’s “bit of fun” with a message in a bottle had a surprising result.

The newly-weds were astonished to get a phone call from the other side of the globe telling them their bottle had washed up on shore. 1000 miles from where it was thrown into the sea.

Linsey Giles and her husband were in the Maldives on their honeymoon when they decided to place a message, including their phone number and name, in a bottle and send it out to sea from their Moofushi coastal resort.

Linsey said: “It was just a bit of fun and once we got home we kind of forgot about it.”

However eight months later the bottle had washed up over 1000 miles away on a beach in India.

Linsey said: “The phone rang and on the other end was an Indian man saying he had found our bottle.

“Apparently he has become a bit of a local celebrity so we are planning to go out and meet him and get or bottle back.”