this would have scuppered breeding and led to the dying out of Scots, but having given the world the steam engine, the phone, and TV, we found a way round that with a few strips of tubing and some scaffolding clamps.
Now even Scots are succumbing to the tyranny of intimacy. Go into any bar or restaurant, see groups of people meeting or saying cheerio, and the air is thick with mwawmwaw kissing, bear hugs and back slaps. Will no one think of the germs?
It is not just the Howard Hughes fan club who take exception. Some people are naturally shy. All this gushing can make them feel overwhelmed.
Moreover, while we’ve all been busy hugging and kissing the rules have changed again. In the age of #Metoo, boundaries are back. Big time. There is a rowing back on intimacy, a questioning of things we once might have done without a second thought. Ending an email to