The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
WEEK IN NUMBERS
£205 The average sum promised to children by their parents if they do well in exams.
A survey of UK parents found 78% have promised rewards to encourage their children. The sum varies depending on the grades achieved.
The number of gigs planned by the Rolling Stones for their European stadium tour. The veteran rockers will play in nine countries, kicking off in Hamburg, Germany on September 9. The tour promises state of the art set design.
85 The age of a Nepalese climber who has died attempting to scale Mount Everest.
Min Badahur Sherchan was trying to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world’s highest peak.
1.2m The number of jobs in Scotland which could be done by machines.
A new report says that in just over 10 years’ time nearly half of all jobs could be automated. By then, adults are more likely to be “working longer and have multiple jobs.”
13 The number of seats which the Scottish Conservatives could claim in the general election.
According to analysis, based on the recent council elections, several seats could be won.
21bn The number of midges estimated to plague Scotland this year.
Mild weather has failed to kill off midge larvae and the onslaught is due in the coming weeks. Only a drop in the mercury will save us from a summer of misery.