Pussy No More Message from Cumbernauld News

We are grateful to the Pat Roller column in the Daily Record for a slice of life from the world of Scottish weekly newspapers.

The piece read: “In newspapers, the intro is king. But sometimes, what follows can be a bit of a let-down. There’s a classic example of this in the current issue of the Cumbernauld News: ‘If you have recently lost a brown/black longhair cat with a red collar, Cumbernauld woman, Elizabeth Nikplavovic, contacted the News to say she had found one and wanted to put the owner’s mind at rest.

“‘Unfortunately, the cat had been hit by a car before Elizabeth found it lying