Now those wee neds are all grown up :
A man who became notorious for making a v-sign behind Scotland's former justice minister during a TV interview has been jailed for assault. Jamie Smith, 20, is the 25th person to be prosecuted for a gang attack on passers-by in Cumnock, Ayrshire. Smith from Auchinleck, was sentenced to six months in prison.
He was 16 when he was filmed making obscene gestures behind Labour's Cathy Jamieson as she launched a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.
Unlike Ms Jamieson's policies, our young "Superned" is bearing fruit :
The Record told in 2006 how Smith and his then girlfriend Lisa Wilson, both 16, were expecting their first child.
And slowly, inexorably, Nature's majestic benefit dependency cycle makes one more turn ...