Abandoned Cruise Ship Full of Starving Rats Headed For Land

A ghost ship filled with cannibal rats is floating somewhere off the coast of Scotland, ready to crash ashore and unleash its disease-ridden cargo of starving rodents. And it's all because Canadian authorities let the Soviet-era nightmare liner loose in the North Atlantic, satisfied that it was no longer a threat to… » 1/23/14 2:38pm 1/23/14 2:38pm

These Vintage Photos Capture Life In Britain's Strangest Police Force

The Northern Constabulary was the territorial police force responsible for Northern Scotland from 1975 until this year. It was the agency responsibly for covering the largest geographical area in the UK, equivalent to the size of Belgium, but was one of the smallest in terms of officers, with about 715 personnel. » 9/30/13 1:40pm 9/30/13 1:40pm

Vauxhall Astra Stripdown at Strangely Regimented Scottish Junkyard

The first self-service junkyard I ever experienced was an Oakland outfit called U-Pull-It. Its logo featured a Q*bert-esque alien raygunning parts and the whole outfit was housed in a roofless abandoned factory building. This U-Pull-it in Scotland isn't like that. » 7/17/10 11:00am 7/17/10 11:00am

1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Down On The Edinburgh Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Battles sends us some good stuff from Scotland and other exotic lands, and he's back today! » 4/10/10 12:00pm 4/10/10 12:00pm

Seven Vintage Machines Down On The Edinburgh Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Today we've got seven machines shot by Battles in his hometown of Edinburgh, Scotland. Jump for the gallery and Battles' descriptions. » 12/09/08 4:45pm 12/09/08 4:45pm

Sex With Cars All The Rage In Scotland

It must be car sex day around these parts because now another dragon has surfaced in Scotland. An 18-year-old is being accused of running around his Crannog Way, Kilwinning neighborhood naked and humping every vehicle in sight. Callum Ainsworth, the dragon in question, has denied the accusations and will face a trial… » 5/20/08 2:20pm 5/20/08 2:20pm

Great Scot! Susie Stoddart Is Scotland's Favorite Racing Export

Recently, racing has been an easier path for women attempting to make a name for themselves professionally than, say, football. With the exception of rallying, this access has come with an expectation that your sexuality will be part of your outward racing persona, something that Richard Petty never had to endure. If… » 4/07/08 1:30pm 4/07/08 1:30pm

We Had it Right! Scots to Consider American-Style School Buses

In what is clearly a great moral victory for America in a time when victories are rare, akin perhaps to Kurt Russell's defeat of the soviet hockey team in that movie, Scotland has decided to invest in a technology that the U.S. of A. has been a leader in for decades: the big yellow school bus. Based on a study that… » 11/06/07 3:30pm 11/06/07 3:30pm