(From Aberdeen Press & Journal (UK))
Experts believe a mystery dust cloud which enveloped parts of the North-east yesterday was nothing more sinister than soil from local fields.
People all over the region - including Peterhead, Fraserburgh Inverurie and Aberdeen - all reported being showered with the fine, yellowish-brown substance.
It covered windows and gardens and was most noticeable on cars.
Many people discovered their vehicles had a thick sprinkling of the dust following heavy rain.
And they contacted Aberdeenshire Council's environmental health offices, fearing the powder could be toxic.
But local authority …