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PERTH and Kinross is indeed a generous host, as secondary headteachers testified at their annual conference in Crieff Hydro.

A small drinks reception preceded the formal dinner - dickie-bows, these days, although women are excused. A thirsty Mike O'Malley, Labour's most excellent provost, was overcome by the heat and sought more refreshment.

He sauntered over to the wine table but met a negative response. "I'm sorry, sir, there's a limit of one glass."

"Listen, son," O'Malley curtly replied. "I'm paying."

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