FIVE years ago this week, my family faced a frankly ridiculous number of newsies in the foyer of Holyrood, as the battle that the Home Office foisted upon us was really ramping up. For six months, we lived in a goldfish bowl, with our case in particular, and immigration as a whole, becoming a national debate through the prism of the 2016 Brexit vote.

The National has been in touch to ask how we’re travelling now, five years on. The short answer is that we’re back to being just another family living a quiet life in a Highland village, and we’re loving it.