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It’s never too early to learn something new, like which Trainspotting actor is protesting animal circuses and which castles are used in Outlander, plus a couple other things.

Nadiya Jamir Hussain is the the winner of this year’s Great British Bake Off

Robert Carlyle has called for an end to animals used in circuses Picture: Ian Rutherford

Robert Carlyle has called for an end to animals used in circuses Picture: Ian Rutherford

Series six of the baking phenomenon has come to an end with its crowned champion.

Nadiya Jamir Hussain captured the British audiences hearts with her facial expressions, and Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood’s taste buds with her produce.

The stay-at-home mum walked out of the Bake Off tent “a much stronger, confident person” after being crowned winner of series six, beating Ian Cumming and Tamal Ray in the final.

She said: “I went into the tent as the smallest baker at 4 ft 11 in but I walked out feeling a giant.”

Find out her winning cakes >>>

Robert Carlyle calls for wild animals circus ban

Trainspotting star Robert Carlyle has written on behalf of Peta, calling for an end to wild animals being used in cirus acts.

In the letter, to rural affairs minister Richard Lochead, the Bafta-winning Scottish actor called animals performing “obscene”.

Glasgow-born Carlyle said: “In the 21st century, it’s obscene for wild animals to be denied everything that is natural and important to them, confined to cages or boxcars and dragged around the country and forced to perform demeaning and often painful tricks for human amusement.

Find out which other actors have signed the petition >>>

Which town was washed away into the sea?

Once a bustling coastal community, Miltonhaven - a town populated by smugglers, lime workers and fishermen - disappeared one stormy night in the 1700s.

People flocked to this town twice a year for the four-day fair held here, but it was washed away into the North Sea, with just a empty, eerie shoreline left standing.

32 miles south of Aberdeen, no one knows how many people lost their lives that night.

What happened to the area after? >>>

Which castles are used in Outlander?

The series about a nurse from 1945 who is transported back to 1743 has nations across the world riveted.

And thanks to this, some of Scotland’s most iconic castles have become global stars.

The best selling novels by Diana Galbaldon romantisises the gloomy yet picturesque structure’s of Scotland.

Find out the most used castles >>>