A short list of nine is said to have been drawn up to replace Towser, the record-breaking mouse catcher at the Glenturret Distillery at Crieff.The lucky applicant will have to work hard to keep up with his/her predecessor:
Towser is still the Guinness World Record holder for mousing, having caught 28,899 mice - an average of three a day - during her stay at Scotland's oldest working distillery.It looks like a case of "previous applicants need not apply":
Sadly for Famous Grouse bosses, Towser's replacement Amber, who was introduced to the distillery in 1988, did not catch a single mouse.Too much of the Amber liquid, I presume.
Is one "mouser" sufficient? Are cats subject to the working time directive?
(UPDATE: We have news of the nine finalists.)