Life after maths;Jotter
Winner of the Constable Trophy for an unpublished novel, Scott says his favourite sport is "hashing", or cross-country running, "especially in the jungle of Borneo where there is some danger of getting lost in the dark of a swamp and even being swallowed by a crocodile or python". It beats teaching Pythagoras.
The Bannockburn Years is launched next Tuesday in a Bannockburn howff by its publisher, Luath, in whose name lurks another kenspeckle story. Luath was the collie that tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and so let Robert Burns meet his future wife.