1. Hidden Britain: Scotland’s Secret Bunker
Big Issue reader Ian McKenzie writes: Among windswept fields near the chilly Fife coast just south-west of St Andrews, the genteel home of golf where Wills wooed Kate, Scotland’s nuclear bunker hides (picture below).
Beneath an innocent-looking dummy bungalow, which conceals the entrance to this Cold War tomb, visitors can see how the last act of the world’s mad final hour would have been played out.
Drab civil service furniture and chintz curtains cannot soften the claustrophobic atmosphere, created by machines and maps that would have recorded the nuclear death of Britain after the three-minute warning had been received over the toy-like red ‘war telephone’. For more information, go to secretbunker.co.uk
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