WEEK IN NUMBERS
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.