For 16 years, Michael Braddock has served the tiny island community, ready at the lick of a stamp to throw on his royal red satchel and deliver his round. Over the years, being an island postie has meant extra responsibilities.
Forced to escape war-torn country of DR Congo, the 16-year-old has been brought up in Scotland from a very early age. Not only faced with the difficulty of communicating with strangers, Keren also had to learn British Sign Language.
It was a calm September evening when Jimmy Robertson signed off a hastily written letter, crammed it into a tiny bottle and threw it into the North Sea. It was 1970 and he had been aboard the MV Gosport for four long days, working below deck on the donkey boilers that were too hot to touch.
The husky was found nearing the point of exhaustion on Monday evening and it was clear she had been in the water for some time. Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team was called out to Irvine harbour shortly after 5pm.
Yet when Mackintosh was still a child, another architect had already spent his life designing a great city of towers and churches. Born 200 years ago on Sunday, Alexander 'Greek' Thomson is often overlooked as one of Glasgow's leading designers but he was responsible for some of the city's most beloved buildings.
It began in a small village - a figure sprinting towards a cowering Tanzanian street dog, machete in hand, striking the tiny pup's leg. Another figure approached, laughing. "That's not how you do it," he said, as he took the weapon, " This is how you do it."
In a small house in Peterhead, Robert Morrison looks at the ring on his finger that hasn't moved in 71 years. His wife is busy in the next room, bustling back and forth getting ready for a hair appointment that they are almost late for.
Whether you secretly hoard all 100 episodes of Stargate: Atlantis, have a mug covered in Star Wars quotes, or are still waiting on your Hogwarts letter, there is one thing for certain - we are all massive nerds at heart.
Fluffy toasted bread, bubbling cheese and a not-so-healthy array of glazed meat and fresh tomato; whatever the definition of a perfect cheese toastie is, Scotland has it sussed. An institutional part of Scotland's homemade cuisine, the seemingly simple snack has captured the hearts (and stomachs) of a nation.
Lesley Sehli, 58, who became one of the first female crew members to fly with Saudi Airlines, recalls travelling the world, meeting extraordinary passengers and even rescuing imprisoned women during her time in the skies.