The North-East culture is not all Broon Ale and whippets. On Sunday this week, 1700 hundred threw away their clothes for a few hours to take part in American artist Spencer Tunick's intallation work.
And before you ask, no, the Rambler was not amongst the performers/installers on a rather chilly morning.
The same artist created a similar work in Barcelona in June 2003. Bet it was a bit warmer there!