Alan Cumming has almost doubled his cash by selling the flat he snapped up during the independence campaign. The Hollywood star purchased the property in the hope that it would allow him to vote in the referendum. He bought the one-bedroom address in Edinburgh for £82,000 in February 2013. Now the 52-year-old has pocketed a £64,000 profit after offloading it for £146,000. Alan plays the first openly gay lead character in US drama Instinct and completed the deal in the middle of filming.
Oor Wullie takeaways and restaurants could soon be on the menu. The creators of Scotland’s iconic comic strip want to trademark the spiky-haired scamp’s name for catering. They have applied to the Intellectual Property Office for legal protection. But the choices when dining a la carte may be limited as the comic strip legend’s favourite food is mince and tatties. Tom Morton, retired broadcaster and former scriptwriter for Oor Wullie and The Broons, claimed he was already drooling at the thought.
David Tennant may have bitten off more than he can chew – after telling Doctor Who fans in the US that Scotland’s favourite breakfast is nothing more than “floor scrapings”. The former Time Lord said he can’t stomach a square sausage in the morning, claiming it’s made with leftover meat. Tennant, 46, also said the traditional morning roll filler is tough enough to tile the Tardis bathroom wall.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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