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The amount owed to Fife li­braries in book fines.

One book was taken out more than 24 years ago. Across Scot­land, 436,000 li­brary books have not been re­turned, with more than £882,000 in fines out­stand­ing.


The num­ber of Spice Girls who will be lin­ing up for a re­union tour. The ‘90s pop group will re­turn with a 2019 sta­dium tour, but Vic­to­ria Beck­ham, aka “Posh Spice”, will not take part.


The num­ber of hours Bri­tish Air­ways pas­sen­gers spent on a jour­ney.

Trav­ellers from Florida to Lon­don were hit with sev­eral plane faults and had to spend time in sev­eral air­ports and ho­tels.


The num­ber of years the Dundee Moun­tain Film Fes­ti­val has been run­ning.

It is the coun­try’s long­est con­tin­u­ously run­ning moun­tain film fes­ti­val and this year takes place from Novem­ber 22-24.


The num­ber of full­time equiv­a­lent po­lice of­fi­cers in Scot­land. This is the low­est level in al­most a decade, ac­cord­ing to Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment statis­tics. The num­ber is 25 down on the last quar­ter.


The num­ber of days spent at sea by the first man to swim around the en­tire coast of Bri­tain.

Ross Edgely’s 1,792-mile trip be­gan in Mar­gate, Kent. He said that if he could still sing, he could still swim. The jour­ney took him 23 weeks.

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