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Stranded Peaky Blinders crew take refuge from the storm in Huntly


By Pat Scott

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CREW members and the canary which will feature in the upcoming series of Peaky Blinders took refuge from the storm in Huntly on Saturday night.

The call went out for locals to accommodate people who had become stranded on the A96, and among them were two of the film crew and the canary called Peaky.

Film crew who had been working on the Peaky Blinders new series at Portsoy took refuge from the storm in Huntly. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Film crew who had been working on the Peaky Blinders new series at Portsoy took refuge from the storm in Huntly. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.

Robyn Strong opened her home and could not believe it when the filming duo and the bird arrived at her door.

On her Facebook page she said: "What amazing people, it was so interesting hearing about their jobs and the famous people they have worked with."

It emerged that they had been stuck in a line of traffic in blizzard conditions since 11am and they only got to the warmth and comfort of Ms Strong's house at 8pm.

Film crew who had been working on the Peaky Blinders new series at Portsoy took refuge from the storm in Huntly. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Film crew who had been working on the Peaky Blinders new series at Portsoy took refuge from the storm in Huntly. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.

The cast and crew had been filming all week in Portsoy for the sixth series of the award winning TV drama.

Nearly 30 people had to be found accommodation for the night when the A96 south of Huntly was closed by Bear Scotland late in the afternoon when it proved impossible to clear it of drifted snow and abandoned HGVs.

People gathered at Asda, Huntly where staff gave them food and warm drinks and sent out the appeal for people to put them up for the night.

The Castle Hotel, currently closed because of lockdown, hastily reopened its doors.

Local people offered up donations of takeaway meals.

Linda Meiklejohn proprietor of the Castle Hotel said: "People just kept coming, we did our best but if we had had time to plan we might have allocated rooms better."

Aberdeenshire North Foodbank centre in Huntly arranged for a delivery of breakfast food for those who spent the night at the hotel.


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