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.
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.
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.