Living in Tweedsmuir, with postcodes that routinely send delivery drivers miles down the road, we are probably more aware than most people of the problems that can arise over identifying your location.

So What3Words could have been tailor-made for us!

If you haven’t come across it before, it is a free phone app which assigns three random words to every 3 m² patch of the entire world (there are 57 trillion of them). This means that if you are lost in the wilds, or you need emergency services at home, it can pinpoint your position really accurately.

Police Scotland has announced that officers will now use what3words to help pinpoint a particular location in emergency situations, in addition to traditional addresses. 

Go and download it now, before you need it! (external link will open in a new browser window)

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