Queen's Quarterly

Queen's Quarterly
Queen's Quarterly

A World Icon

David McVey

Winter 2020 - A World Icon

 

 

In the early 2000s the English public voted red telephone boxes as one of the definitive “Icons of England.” It was just one of several highly questionable inclusions. The distinctive kiosks were ubiquitous throughout Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland as well as England, and could also be found in many places throughout the Commonwealth. And – something omitted from nearly every article, book, and TV program that examined red boxes as a phenomenon – almost all of them were made in Scotland …


 

Bio:

David McVey lectures at New College Lanarkshire in Scotland, specializing in communication. He has published over 120 short stories and a great deal of non-fiction, from newspaper articles to academic papers. He enjoys visiting historic sites, hillwalking, reading, and watching soccer.