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Josh Littlejohn hopes to change the perception of homeless people. L-R 'Graeme Brown (Director of Shelter Scotland), Josh Littlejohn (co-founder Social Bite) and Sonny Murray (Social Bite Employee)' Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Josh Littlejohn hopes to change the perception of homeless people. L-R 'Graeme Brown (Director of Shelter Scotland), Josh Littlejohn (co-founder Social Bite) and Sonny Murray (Social Bite Employee)' Picture: Lisa Ferguson

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IT’S never too early to learn something new, like how one business is giving all its profits to charity or what the worst witch trials in Scotland were, plus a couple other things here.

The most infamous witch trials in Scotland

Scotland was second only to Germany in the amount of men, women and children killed in the name of the witch trials. The methods used were brutal and gory - with witch hunters working on commission, they would stop at nothing to get their confession.

Some of the more brutal methods involved caging a rat around the accused stomach and lighting a fire on top, leaving the rat in a state of panic, causing it to eat its way out.

Find out more about these horrific trials >>>

Facts you may not know about Stirling Castle

Stirling has had a well documented and bloody history, and at the centre of that stage is the castle. Occupied on and off over the centuries, it has a colourful history, including Scotland’s first attempt at flight - which unsurprisingly ended badly - and the worlds oldest surviving football, owned by Mary, Queen of Scots.

Discover more facts about the castle >>>

How one cafe is creating a new business model

Josh Littlejohn of Social Bite cafe is changing the world, one sandwich at a time. With a business which gives 100 per cent of profits to charity and employs 25 per cent of his staff from a homeless background, Mr Littlejohn is making giving back personal.

How is George Clooney involved in this? >>>

Where the wettest place in Scotland is

With the weather turning this week, it’s always nice to know that someone else has it worse. With Scotland getting 22 per cent more rain than normal, some parts of the country took the brunt of it. Eastern Scotland received twice the amount of average rain, and an area in Ross-shire was officially named the wettest place in the country.

Find out where >>>

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