You have to laugh, you really do.
AT the weekend, polling guru John Curtice suggested a referendum be held to ratify the outcome of the Smith process...
You'd think we'd have it down to a fine art.
ALWAYS a nervous time, the birth of your first child.
DON'T get confused, this ain't hell, today they're pickin' banjos in heaven as well.
We live in a chemical world.
For the past few years it has been dawning on governments, local authorities, and the EU that there is more than one...
The new Which?
LOTS of runners braved the blustery, rainy conditions yesterday to take part in the Moira Jones 5k in Queen's Park.
YESTERDAY'S Diary had an item about the most inappropriate places where mobile phones have been used.
FRANKIE Boyle has added his voice to the row over the composition of the TV debates ahead of next year's general election.
TOPICAL tweet from Greg Hemphill:
THE stage version of BBC comedy series Still Game has just finished its phenomenal run at the Glasgow Hydro.
CLYDEBANK stand-up Kevin Bridges's autobiography, We Need to Talk About Kevin, is now in the shops, and in it he describes his first ever gig at the Stand comedy club in Glasgow when he was only 17.
For the past few years it has been dawning on governments, local authorities, and the EU that there is more than one way to measure value for money in public contracts.
It takes less than half an hour on Scotland's roads to see how far many drivers have strayed from the good habits they presumably had on the day they passed their test.
In a world with an ever-growing population and ever-scarcer resources, the sight of shoppers in supermarkets taking a fresh plastic bag for every three or four items of shopping has become increasingly jarring.
When Jan Bevington spotted a stranded seal pup cowering on a beach near her home in Hillswick, Shetland, 27 years ago, she could not have know how that animal would change her life.
NHS Scotland Chief Executive Paul Gray says a staffing crisis in hospital A&E departments is not a problem in other in-patient settings.
Scotland trails significantly behind competitors in terms of the health and capacity of our film industry.
IT was not just the fact that siblings Catriona and John Alasdair Bain made history by becoming the first to win two of the top children's awards at the Royal National Mod in Inverness; or that Eilidh Cormack, the 18-year-old daughter of one of Scotland's best-known Gaelic singers, won the Mod gold medal.
WHO would be Lord Smith of Kelvin this weekend?
NICOLA Sturgeon will shortly pick up the reins as First Minister from Alex Salmond.
WE were delighted to see the Agenda article from Jim Hume ("Mental health must no longer be treated as a Cinderella...
I AM increasingly amused at the lengths to which we, as a society, go to re-invent the wheel.
THOUGH the great American composers of last century get little publicity these days, it was a sheer delight to see...
I DON'T object to the charge of 5p for a carrier bag but I do strongly object to paying for the privilege of...
I OFTEN wonder who buys all the expensive garments and gadgets regularly featured in the Saturday magazine.
I WOULD suggest that the vast majority of people would bite your hand off for what, according to a survey, is a "...
I WOULD like to outline a few truths about the pastime known as crofting ("Unearthing the harsh realities of life on...
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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:
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.
JOAN Neil was actually looking for a job as a cinema usherette.
HARRY Ranken was only eight when his family moved from Maryhill to Irvine because his minister father had been appointed to Irvine Old Parish Church.
THERE are quizzes on the internet which claim to reveal if you are a true Glaswegian.
I have been in the function suite of Glasgow's Radisson Hotel when the behaviour has been brash, raucous and alcohol-fuelled - and loved every minute.
ATTENDING some reception, I was joined by a businessman who tried to impress the young woman opposite by mentioning all the famous people he had met.
Beautiful eyes that dominate her face as she gazes around her.
Actress and presenter.
Actor, choreographer, theatre-maker.
The first Firemaster of Strathclyde Fire Brigade
Chartered accountant and Second World War infantryman
11th Duke of Marlborough.