The Diary

  • WE pass on the thoughts of former police sergeant Alfie Moore, doing stand-up at the Edinburgh Fringe, who told the website Three Weeks:

  • A CHAP from Glasgow, now living in the rural south of England, tells us he applied for planning permission with his local council to have a bothy built on his land.

  • THE mothballed Byre Theatre in St Andrews has been saved by the university, which will take it over.

  • SAD to hear of the death of former Scottish Education Minister Sam Galbraith who, as a former neurosurgeon, was one of the brightest politicians in Scotland.

  • ALL the talk among Glasgow politicians is whether there is a "Games legacy" after the Commonwealth Games.

  • OUR tales of film star Lauren Bacall's visits to Scotland remind former STV reporter Bob Cuddihy of Lauren appearing on a Paul Coia show in Edinburgh alongside Lanarkshire singing duo Fran and Anna, who were determined to have their picture taken afterwards with the screen legend.

  • BACK to school for many youngsters in Glasgow yesterday.

  • SO we're looking at a website discussing Glasgow, where someone has posted a worrying comment.

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Ken Smith at Large