Merchant seamen’s names will live on

Former Merchant Navy seaman John Manning said: ‘Once a Merchant Navy ship was torpedoed the crew’s pay immediatly ceased and they would be classed VNC – voyage not completed.’

Campbeltown sheriff court

A sheriff said: ‘If no one can be found then I want the SSPCA to visit your home with police officers to ensure your cat is cared for while you are on remand.’

Fine for pub fracas

After a short altercation, MacFarlane grabbed the victim by the neck where he fell to the ground knocking his head on a fireplace.