Barry Didcock


Former feature writer and music editor of The Scotsman, former arts editor and features editor of the Sunday Herald, sometime contributor to BBC Radio Scotland on (variously) music, films, visual art and pirates.


  • Dozens of animals and reptiles were killed yesterday when fire broke out at the Five Sisters Zoo at Polbeth in West Lothian.

    The fire service was called at 3.50am when a blaze described as "ferocious" by Lesley Coupar, the zoo's spokeswoman, broke out in the single-storey reptile house.

    At one point there were 55 firefighters and up to 11 appliances on the scene as high winds threatened to spread the flames to other buildings in the complex.

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Barry Didcock

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Senior features writer
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