AS a former resident of Renfrewshire, I am greatly impressed by the number of current TV stars who grew up in that part of the country: Phyllis Logan, Johnstone; David Tennant, Paisley; Douglas Henshall, Barrhead; Richard Madden, Elderslie; Martin Compston, Greenock.

It must be something in the water (with apologies to anyone I may have omitted).

Alastair Macpherson,

Meikle Endovie Cottage, Alford.