The myth of fingerprints


Over the last few weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to spend some time behind the scenes with Police Scotland, following the application process that hopeful recruits pass through when joining the ranks. My forms filled in, the fitness test – almost – passed, and my questions answered at a candidate briefing session, it was time this week to take my … Read More

This little piggy…


Old MacDonald, apparently, had a farm. And on that farm was the entirety of my childhood knowledge of agriculture. E-I-E-I-O. Those cows and sheep with their moo-moos and baa-baas, here, there and every bloody where, were pretty much all I ever really knew about the work of farmers, or where the food I so keenly chowed down on actually originated. … Read More