Cheers I often forget. I'm not a great news watcher or radio listener, so tend to miss all the nudges from TV/radio. Still play Sunday morning football and even after all these years, it's still not uncommon for me to turn up 1hr early this end of season (Wondering if game has been called off as no-one is there) and just in time for 2nd half at the other end of the season when clocks go forward again. Doh!!!!
Time we stopped doing it and remained on BST. There's no reason why Scotland which would suffer most from remaining on BST cannot have a winter time zone on GMT. We manage to keep intouch with other countries with different timezones, so Scotland shouldn't pose to great a problem...
BST all year round was trialled in the late '60s for a couple of winters. At the time I was schooling in Scotland and remember that we didn't get daylight until 10:30, morning break time. That was really depressing... maths in the dark!
Another argument used was that the evening child road accident rate would fall. But in Scotland it just moved from the evening to the morning, no change in statistics:(