It may be hard to believe in an era of large screens and high-definition, but people across Tayside and Fife continue to watch black and white televisions.
Nearly 50 years after the BBC raced to broadcast colour television ahead of its German counterparts, more than 9,300 black and white licences are still in force across the UK.
Dundee residents boast 18 of those and homes in Perth another 12, with another nine in Kirkcaldy.
Glasgow is the Scottish city with the most a remarkable 193 homes shunning 21st Century technology.
The findings were made by TV Licensing Scotland which described the numbers as “astounding”.
In 2000 there were 212,000 black and white TV licences in place, but by 2003 that number had shrunk to 93,000 and in 2006 it stood at less than 50,000.
TV Licensing Scotland’s Jason Hill said: “It’s astounding that almost 20 households in Dundee still watch on a black and white telly, especially now that over half of homes access TV content over the internet, on smart TVs.
“Whether you have the latest 4K TV or a black and white set from the 1970s, however, if you are watching or recording live TV, then you need a licence.”
For most people the decision to ignore advancements such as colour, digital transmissions and HD will seem incredible, but for those uninterested in the trappings of the modern age it can make financial sense.
The cost of a black and white licence has been frozen at £49 for some time, while a colour licence costs £145.50.
Some, however, are simply attracted by the nostalgia of a black and white set while some simply love collecting, as Jim McLauchlan, from the Museum of Communications in Burntisland, said: “In general, younger visitors to the museum show very little interest in the black and white televisions but the occasional senior visitor will comment in a nostalgic way.
“It is now some years since I have come across anyone using a black and white television, though the occasional person has one tucked away in their attic.
“We certainly get them donated now and then to the museum and there are an increasing number of collectors throughout the UK collecting black and white sets from as early as the 1940s onwards and, in fact, the older the better, with some now fetching good prices.”
TV enthusiast Terry Martini-Yates, from Rosyth, has been collecting vintage tellies since his early teens and has five working black and white televisions.
He said: “I keep all my black and white televisions in my workshop and rotate them to use in my home as well as hiring them out to production companies or having them on display.
“For me, there’s great nostalgia in black and white televisions.
“Their look helps to capture a bygone era and watching even modern television programmes on them helps to take me back to the golden age of television.”