several bottles of milk on a doorstep

Milk Bottles on Doorstep

Near Kelso
Borders Region

Traveling by bicycle, I often observed small details that would have gone undetected at automobile speed. Milk delivered to the door was one custom still alive and well, thriving and common even in Edinburgh, a city of 500,000. Empties are placed in a designated spot, and in the pre-dawn chill the friendly neighborhood milkman makes his rounds to exchange fresh milk for the empties..