So this is the final proof of my book, the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail.
I think I'm meant to initial each page to say I'm happy with it, then return the whole thing as a hostage to fortune. When someone finds mistakes, those signatures mean it's my head on the block, no one elses. Fair enough.
I spent yesterday afternoon checking phone numbers. An astonishing number have changed since I wrote the book. I thought it was finished last August!
Tourist Information Centres have closed or changed their numbers too. And I still find the occasional inconsistency or typo. So I can't sign off every page, but most are ready to go. Once Liz gives it her approval.