Saturday, 6 October 2012
Kiosk: Chaos to Calm
Neither residents nor visitors to Kilmuir, the Black Isle, used this public telephone box for three years. No objections were initially received when BT originally proposed taking it away. However, when the time came for removal, some local people moved in, occupied the spot, blockaded it with cars and were, subsequently, offered the box for £1 under the Adopt-a-Kiosk scheme. Literally a case of quid pro quo - 'this for that'. There must have been a time when the image below caused consternation among purists concerned with the preservation of landscape. Not any longer, for over the years the box has been elevated to icon status. Read a fuller account in The Scotsman.
Scottish Islands Explorer - each copy valued 375% higher than the telephone box