Watching football in Scotland can be a challenge.
Rain, sleet, hail, snow, gale force winds…all are the norm for the hardy fan.
But could supporters in one corner of Courier Country be facing even more extreme conditions following a warning their stadium could be submerged?
Environmental campaigners are warning climate change is so severe that if no action is taken good old Gayfield could end up under water.
We spent the evening with Arbroath fans to find out what they make of the dire warning and whether or not playing beneath the sea might actually improve their team’s performance. It would certainly prove an unusual hazard for the opposition. At the end of the day the state of the pitch can be a great leveller and all that.
Find out more in Thursday’s super-soaker of a Courier.
Meanwhile, how do you clean a giraffe’s teeth?
If it sounds like a pain in the neck not to mention a tall order that’s because it is.
Ladders and hay bales and a generous shot of general anaesthetic all came in handy during the quite remarkable operation.
We have full details.
In other news we have alluring information on a mysterious girl.
The kind Peter Andre and his chum Bubbla Ranks hit “de mike” to so memorably croon about.
This particular mysterious girl is not, however, walking on the shore. Nor does she give off a tropical scent.
No, this enigma is represented in a newly unearthed pencil sketch.
Uncovered during renovations in Perthshire, the drawing falls firmly into the fascinating category.
Don’t miss the full story in Thursday’s inquisitive and artistic Courier.
And if it’s dogs cheating death you are interested in then, by thunder, we have a treat for you in the form of a simply magnificent story about a dog cheating death.
It’s a quite remarkable bone-a fido shaggy dog tale.
* For the sake of completeness I should also mention our bumper budget coverage which will tell you exactly what Mr O’s proclamations, promises and pledges mean for you and yours. Please do pick up Thursday’s Courier or try our digital edition.