Frank Boyle Cartoons: Looking back at 2013

A cheeky take on news that police were urging locals to report neighbours who seem to be living beyond their means in January
A cheeky take on news that police were urging locals to report neighbours who seem to be living beyond their means in January
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HE has had a busy year, his wry eye capturing the social and political happenings of 2013 to the delight of Evening News readers.

If he was not poking fun at the council, politicians at a national and international level fell prey to the talents of the award-winning cartoonist Frank Boyle in his daily Boyling Point slot.

The world waited to hear whether the zoo's panda Tian Tian was pregnant. Some were more excited than others . .

The world waited to hear whether the zoo's panda Tian Tian was pregnant. Some were more excited than others . .

While topics of global importance were never overlooked, here on home soil he hit the nail right on the head when it came to issues that mattered to the people of the Lothians.

Right at the beginning of 2013, for example, his satirical take on management at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary refusing to detail the findings of a report from pest experts into a potential pigeon infestation at the hospital captured the mood of frustrated patients over the Little France facility.

And in April 2013 he summed up the feelings of many Scots over the death of Margaret Thatcher – an off-licence sold out of champagne – as parties were held across the country in the wake of the controversial politician’s passing.

Here is to 2014 and all that it may hold for Boyling Point – and Frank Boyle’s next victims.

First Minister Alex Salmond sported a new slimline physique in October having followed a celebrity diet. The news was a boost to some . .

First Minister Alex Salmond sported a new slimline physique in October having followed a celebrity diet. The news was a boost to some . .

News of the death of Margaret Thatcher in April was met with celebration in Scotland

News of the death of Margaret Thatcher in April was met with celebration in Scotland