Ken Smith's Diary

  • 22 July 2014

    GREAT excitement about Billy Connolly doing 10 nights at the Armadillo in Glasgow with the concerts already almost sold out.

  • 21 July 2014

    THE Yes and No camps have been going flat out for your vote on September 18, but here's a curious thought.

  • 18 July 2014

    "WELCOME to Glasgow, Commonwealth athletes!" Frankie Boyle tweeted yesterday.

  • 16 July 2014

    CLYDE, the Commonwealth Games mascot, receives a rock star-style welcome from children wherever he goes on the Queen's Baton route.

  • 15 July 2014

    SO Cheryl Cole has got hitched to her French boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in a low-key (read:

  • 14 July 2014

    OUR mention of disguising company expense accounts reminds Eric Begbie of working in Edinburgh's education department when a college principal tried for three years running to buy a Land Rover for the biology department to go on field trips, but was refused.

  • 10 July 2014

    JOHN Marletta spotted a chap in full red metal outfit dressed as film superhero Iron Man in Glasgow's Buchanan Street, where people were slipping him a bob or two to have their picture taken with him.

  • 9 July 2014

    ROBERT White heard a little girl in Dumfries this week tell her mum:

  • 8 July 2014

    SAD to hear of the death of Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano.

  • 7 July 2014
  • 4 July 2014

    OUR train tales remind John Crawford of travelling from Glasgow to London overnight on Paisley Fair Friday when a well-dressed and well-refreshed businessman came on board, threw away the ticket from a reserved seat, sat down and began to sing The Song Of The Clyde before falling asleep.

  • 3 July 2014

    OUR sleeping on the train story reminds Alastair Macpherson of the Aberdeen University student who used to travel by train to his home in Keith every Friday evening.

  • 2 July 2014

    A READER swears he was on the train to Dumbarton from Glasgow when a woman got on board with a couple of bags from a cheap and cheerful chain of stores.

  • 1 July 2014

    ROY Ingram in Bearsden tell us of his friend travelling down to Glasgow from Aberdeen by train and sitting opposite two women who were joining a hen party, and who proceeded to drink two bottles of Buckfast before falling asleep.

  • 30 June 2014

    THINGS you didn't know...Donald Macdonald was on one of the new Edinburgh trams when the conductor explained that the people who stand about tram spotting are know as tram-oraks.