Love a duck

29th June 2001 at 01:00
Psychologists gathered in Stirling on Monday to find out what the Currie inquiry may have in store for them (page four) were startled to be joined by a posse of ducklings and a mummy duck which had wandered in from the sylvan surroundings of Stirling University.

Symbolic or not, it must have had a bearing on the official speech by Nicol Stephen, Deputy Education Minister, who intrigued his audience with a Chinese proverb to illustrate a point. "It is unwise to cross a canyon in two jumps," he said. It must be something they're putting in the water - ducks perhaps.

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