As a recent ex-patriot Brit, I am delighted to see that one of the runaway successes of this year's Edinburgh Festival was the debut of a rather novel Cabaret act.

The Bellvookistahni Penis Puppets is an act which involves two men wearing Kilts (of course), who during the course of the show manipulate their genitals into interesting and amusing shapes.

I can't tell you how it pleases and reassures me that my homeland has not lapsed into gratuitous good taste in my absence.

I scarcely need add that said men were not Scottish and of course had no right to wear the traditional Celtic attire