WEEK IN NUMBERS
The number of dairy herds in Scotland – down 39 on last year. NFU Scotland vicepresident Gary Mitchell described the news as “disappointing” and said there are worries about a critical mass of producers being retained.
The percentage of the adult population who were overweight or obese in 2016.
The annual cost of treating conditions linked to obesity is now estimated at up to £600 million with the total cost to the economy thought to be between £0.9 and £4.6 billion.
The value of cannabis plants found by the side of a Fife road. Police collected the plants near Rosyth and arranged for their destruction.
The number of assaults on emergency service workers in 2016-17.
This figure, a three-year high, is equivalent to 17 attacks on workers per day and does not include more serious assaults.
The price expected at auction for part of the Union flag believed to have flown from Lord Nelson’s ship.
The fragment marks the famous 1805 battle in which Nelson was fatally shot and will be sold on January 17.
The temperature in Celsius, at Strathallan Airfield on Monday. The Perthshire spot was the coldest place in the UK. Leuchars dropped to -7.8C. There were 25 crashes in the space of an hour as frost and ice affected roads and pavements.