A Burn's night special as Scotland sees the birth of what is described as Scotland's first truly online newspaper,the Caledonian Mercury
As reported last week the paper is the brainchild of former Scotsman,com editor Stewart Kirkpatrick.
The idea is to launch a website providing free Scottish-focused news with a paid-for print edition to follow, initially produced quarterly.
It's an interesting concept,local Scottish news with a platform of low overheads.
And to provide controversy it asks the question,Was Robert Burns a sex addict,speculating that if alive today
Would he join in one of the many suppers in his name – perhaps taking on the role of toaster to the lassies? Would he eschew the pomp and formality for something a bit more intimate with one particular lassie (or more)? Or would he have checked in to a rehab facility to be treated for sex addiction in a bid to save his marriage? Was Burns an 18th century Tiger Woods?