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Take a (fig)leaf out of Dumfries Calendar Boys’ bare-all bravery

The college’s naked stunt shows that while FE can be a serious business, we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously, writes Julia Belgutay

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This year, Christmas came early for me – in the shape of the all-male naked staff calendar from Dumfries and Galloway College. And, no, reader, that was not at all because it will neatly fill a currently empty space right above my desk.

Or at least, it wasn’t just that. As we are lurching towards Christmas, this incredibly brave group of men was just the reminder I needed of what this time of year should really be about.

Let me explain. The calendar, which features 20 staff from across the college, is the brainchild of David Ferguson, a business lecturer at the college, who thought it might ...

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