Mike wades in, to the rescue

YOU may have read the ‘splash’ in the Saturday edition of The Times: about the Library of Congress, in the USA, doing an U-turn on plans to abolish Scottish literature headings from its cataloguing.

It followed a report in same paper, on the 22nd of last month, which sparked fierce opposition to the plans.

Sir Walter Scott and Irvine Welsh faced being re-classified as ‘English’.

And the writer behind the reprieve? Freelancer, Mike Wade, an Edinburgh-based Lancastrian, a Burnley FC fan to his very claret-coloured clogs, with a metal toe cap.