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‘You Can’t Make This Stuff Up’ news story of the year

Posted: June 7th, 2002, by Marceline Smith

SQA probe as exam papers go missing [and turn up at Stuart from Mogwai’s house!]

Here’s some excerpts but the whole thing is hilarious:

Three large parcels marked “Urgent: Scottish Qualifications Authority Documents Enclosed” arrived at the home of a well-known rock musician Stuart Braithwaite in the Leith Links area of the city by registered mail on Saturday.

Mr Braithwaite, frontman of top band Mogwai, was stunned when the parcels were delivered by a neighbour at the weekend. Today he claimed the incident raises serious concerns about the state of the SQA.

He said: “I’m not impressed. I think that given the bad job they’ve done of it recently they’d take more care. They didn’t even realise they were missing. I could’ve chucked them in the bin. I think it’s a farce.”

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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