WEEK IN NUM­BERS

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -

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The num­ber of years long-run­ning BBC pe­riod de­tec­tive se­ries In­spec­tor Ge­orge Gently has been run­ning. The se­ries is draw­ing to a close with two-fea­ture length episodes that will wrap up the sto­ries as­so­ci­ated with the main char­ac­ters

4,000

The num­ber of pipes set to de­scend on Pais­ley later to­day. The world’s best pipers and drum­mers will per­form at St James Play­ing Fields as part of the Bri­tish Pipe Band Cham­pi­onships.

46,000

The num­ber of poppy petals re­leased by Pop­pyscot­land from the top of the Na­tional Wal­lace Mon­u­ment in Stir­ling on Tues­day. Each petal rep­re­sented a Scot­tish sol­dier who lost his life or was wounded dur­ing the Bat­tle of Ar­ras.

1964

The year in which Por­tu­gal first en­tered the Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test. Win­ning the com­pe­ti­tion for the first time in the con­test’s his­tory last weekend, Sal­vador So­bral ded­i­cated the win to “music that means some­thing.”

£8,000

The price a rare bot­tle of whisky is ex­pected to make at a Hong Kong auc­tion. The sin­gle bot­tle of 1972 Brora is the old­est of­fi­cial bot­tling of the whisky to come up for sale.

£12m

The cost of the new Dun­fermline Carnegie Li­brary and Gal­leries. Local pupils, who have acted as local am­bas­sadors, got a sneak peek of the new build­ing.

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