We hark back to time immemorial, when Scotland was still a paragon of healthy eating, courtesy of our resident nutrition expert Dr Allinson (deceased).

On ’Scotchmen’: "People from the provinces, who come to London, usually succeed in business because they bring

a large stock of health with them and so are able to outstrip their town competitors, because they can work longer and more continuously. ’Scotchmen’, for this reason, get on well in life, on account of the vitality they possess, due to oatmeal, pure air and hard exercise."

Next week: burning the candle at both ends