The Timid Vikings of Reknaestuff made quite a stir last week in Broch town centre.
The Vikings were touring the villages and towns of Scotland to apologise personally for all the unacceptable behaviour of their pillaging ancestors in 793 A.D.
The extremely friendly and sympathetic Vikings swept through Fraserburgh offering handshakes, crèche facilities and dog-walking, while distributing golden coins in recompense for the ‘Danegeld’ protection money their ancestors extorted from the locals.
The Vikings form part of the Mischief La-Bas street theatre company funded by Creative Scotland to bring fun and entertainment to communities.
It certainly caused a great stir in Fraserburgh, with Vikings Olaf and Bord telling the Herald: “We are here from Reknaestuff, Norway to apologise for the behaviour of our pillaging ancestors in 793 A.D. We burnt down a bingo hall and a butcher’s shop and we are sorry.”
The team of Olaf, Borg, Freya, Gudrun and Jorgen even had a sorry song to sing to people of Fraserburgh before setting off to other areas of Scotland to apologise.