The Diary

Readers' Letters

  • THE election of Jim Murphy as leader of the Labour Party in Scotland will turn out surely to be a disaster.

  • HOW absolutely charmed one is to read that Balmoral has been honoured with an award by Wildlife Estates Scotland (...

  • YOU report that drivers are struggling to read road signs ("Christmas drivers urged to check sight", The Herald,...

  • I AM surprised that you should belittle our MSPs by saying they are "running scared" of those who campaign...

  • THE Rev Prof McGowan makes his position on the Church of Scotland well in his Agenda contribution ("The Kirk...

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Ken Smith at Large

  • 11 Nov 2014

    THERE are few railway stations which endear themselves to the public so much that people write songs about them.

  • 4 Nov 2014

    BATMAN was enjoying his pint, and the beer belly stretching his costume suggested he would not be swinging from roof-tops any time soon.

  • 28 Oct 2014

    COAXING its temperamental, grating, gearbox, I once drove a minibus of opera singers on a tour of the Highlands where locals would lovingly open ancient village halls for their show and lay out pyramids of home-made sandwiches.

  • 20 Oct 2014

    IT'S hard to pin down a precise number of documents held in the Glasgow Archives - the City Archivist, Dr Irene O'Brien, speaks of three or four million related to the city alone - but one thing is sure:

  • 13 Oct 2014

    SO I am ascending the stairs of one of Glasgow's oldest and finest buildings beside an army officer whose red-jacketed dress uniform includes silver spurs.