Unused phone boxes


AN astonishing 451 phone boxes in Scotland – one in 10 of the total – were completely unused last yearAnd at a cost of £800 each a year to maintain, that left BT with a massive bill of £360,800.

The decline in phone box use is increasing sharply as mobile phone use reaches saturation point. Just 287 phone boxes were unused the previous year.

Even major Scottish cities now have phone boxes which are totally shunned by residents, eight in Edinburgh and seven in Glasgow.