An assortment of eight bud vases, each containing a single spring bloom, stands on a table in a Fife community hall, next to a selection of tasty biscuits. You could cut the air of anticipation in the room with a highly-polished cake slice as the 40 assembled members of the Balmullo Scottish Women’s Institute (SWI) await the judge’s decision as to who has won the hotly-contested Plant of the Month and Biscuit of the Month prizes.
As mobile phones ring the death knell for our iconic red public phone kiosks, Caroline Lindsay discovers that many phone boxes have found a second calling thanks to their communities and a special adoption scheme
The tragic death of schoolboy Bailey Gwynne has sparked a fresh debate over the controversial issue of searching schoolchildren.
Once the nation’s darling, legendary locomotive Flying Scotsman has now been restored to its former glory after a 10 year labour of love. Caroline Lindsay looks back at the engine’s colourful history and discovers that it’s had a far from smooth ride.