IT’S never too early to learn something new like how workers in Glasgow are the UKs happiest and how a Scottish orphan went on to become one of the countries leading doctors, plus a couple other things.
The best sleeper train is in Scotland
A train that connects London to Fort William has been named the world’s best sleeper route.
Beating out the likes of the Trans-Siberian route, which travels between Moscow and Beijing, and the cross-country Chicago-San Francisco in the USA, the Scottish route on the Caledonian Sleeper has been named by Lonely Planet’s 2016 Best In Travel guide as the top dog.
Glasgow workers have the most fun
Scots office workers have more fun at work than anyone else in the UK thanks to regular gaming and karaoke sessions, a study revealed.
Researchers found 40 per cent of Scots said that if they were relaxed and had fun at work then they were more likely to be happy and motivated to do their jobs.
And it was workers from Glasgow who were found to have the most fun with 70 per cent of those asked stating that workplace fun was “important”.
An owl joined the North Sea oil rig
An exhausted owl had a lucky escape after getting stuck on an offshore platform in the North Sea.
The short-eared owl had to be airlifted to safety by helicopter after crash landing on the platform last week.
The animal is now recovering in the Scottish SPCA’s care.
Scots orphan went on to become leading surgeon
An orphan brought up on one of the remotest of the Shetland islands went on to become on of the country’s first important bacteriologists in medicine, and worked as one of the most respected surgeons on the world-famous Harley Street.
The full, incredible story of Sir William Cheyne has been closely researched by author Jane Coutts, whose has just had a book published on her findings.
From his humble beginnings, she found he not only found fame on Harley Street, but played an important role in the advancement of medicine.