'Have a drink on us'.. message scribbled on the floor of an Edinburgh house next to bottle of Scotch

A kitchen fitter discovered a 20-year-old miniature bottle of whisky left behind by the previous owners of a house - with a note that said 'have a drink on us'.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 12:30 pm
The 20-year-old miniature bottle of whisky

Craig Harrigan, 35, were stripping out an old kitchen when he discovered the 'time capsule' which included a note scribbled on the old tile.

The previous owners had left a bottle of Glenkinchie whisky for the lucky finder, with a message that read: "Jack and May lived here - three kids and a dug.

"Kitchen done up during April and May 2001. All the best, have a drink on us."

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Craig Harrigan who found the bottle

Dad-of-three Craig and his colleague discovered the bottle last Friday (February 26) while carrying out renovation work on a house in Edinburgh.

He called the current homeowner, who had recently bought the house from her parents, and quickly realised it had been left behind by her mum and dad.

She didn't remember her dad leaving the kind-hearted note but has been given the old piece of tile and the bottle of whisky from Craig.

Craig, who owns Trade Service Scotland based in Perth thought the time capsule was a 'great idea' and might end up copying it for his own home.

The 20-year-old miniature bottle of whisky left behind by the previous owners of a house discovered by tradesman Craig Harrigan

He, said: "I've had this business for five years and I've came across a lot of old things in kitchens like newspapers over the years.

"We had been there a couple of hours that morning when my young apprentice was trying to pull out what he thought was rubbish and realised it was stuck.

"That's when we noticed the message, I called the customer to show her.

"It was her mum and dad's old house that she recently bought and the note was written by her dad.

"She was one of the three kids and doesn't remember her dad leaving that message.

"We cut the section of floor out and gave her it to keep along with the bottle."

"I thought the time capsule was a good idea.

"People will usually do up their kitchen after 15-20 years.

"I might end up doing something like that one day too.

"I do love finding old stuff, I've kept some old crisp packets and newspapers from years ago that I've never thrown away."

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