I thought it would be a good idea to have a Blog Advent Calendar - a daily entry where we offer you a little something, whether it's an interesting image or a download of an item of interest.
Day one of your advent calendar is a picture. It's not a fantastic picture, but then the first day of an advent calendar has to start small, so you can build up to better things.
What you have here is a pair of boots and a script from the National Theatre of Scotlands production of Black Watch by Gregory Burke. These were (and possibly still are) on display in the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
If you haven't seen the play, I highly recommend it. It's available on DVD from the usual online retailers.
Come back tomorrow for day two which promises to be much more interesting!