Peaky Blinders crew in emergency accommodation after being caught in snow drifts

Peaky Blinders production crew members and their shivering canary needed to seek emergency accommodation after being caught up in Aberdeen’s snow drifts .

Due to the bad weather closing down the A96, motorists were left stranded in Huntly overnight and had to find somewhere to stay.

Although twenty eight people managed to find accommodation in the nearby four star Georgian house ‘Castle Hotel’, locals ended up offering their spare rooms to others who were left with nowhere to go.

Amongst those who were stranded in Huntly were some crew members from BBC drama Peaky Blinders who had been filming in the town of Portsoy last week.

And bizarrely, the members of the crew were carrying a live canary, which they were keen to shelter from the cold temperatures.

Although its not known if the bird had been used during filming in the north-east, it was clear that it needed to be looked after during the cold spell, particularly since it only had a tea towel to protect it from the elements .

After raising the alarm, locals stepped in to ensure the little bird was well looked and crew members were offered a home to stay in overnight.

Di Mitchell, a coordinator of the Covid-19 Huntly and District Volunteer group, said: “It was freezing, everyone was sitting in their cars, trying to keep warm.

“There were a couple from Peaky Blinders, who had a canary with them, and we got them accommodated with a couple in Huntly.

“They were really worried the bird was going to die because it was freezing, the poor thing was sitting in the car with a tea towel over it.

“I don’t know if it was in the show or not.’

Peaky Blinder star Cillian Murphy, who plays Tommy Shelby in the hit gangster telly series, was filming in the area last week.


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