THE Herald ran a story yesterday about youth worker Katie Carmichael having a watercolour, which she painted at the kitchen table, being chosen as the official poster of this year's Ryder Cup. Her dad Duncan in Selkirk reveals: "As a very proud dad my first reaction was to phone her and say, 'At least all that time spent not cleaning the kitchen has finally paid off'."
SO Alex Salmond is to step down as First Minister.
SO what else has been happening?
WE are sent a letter from an English newspaper in which a local wrote:
WE mentioned Freshers Week, and a reader in Maryhill saw a Waitrose van doing a home delivery to a student flat.
FRESHERS' Week for students just now and we fear they might not be as hedonistic as in the past.
THE theatrical Sir Donald Sinden who died on Thursday, had a rich voice which was difficult to describe.
WE asked for your starting university stories and David Stubley in Prestwick recalls:
WE asked for your starting yoonie stories, and all we got back from one former student was blasphemy.
SAYS reader Eric Macdonald:
GOSH, it's all getting a bit exciting in the referendum campaign.
TO Hamilton, which is a very friendly place.
CLYDEBANK stand-up Kevin Bridges has written his autobiography, which comes out next month.
GLASGOW'S posh Craigholme School for girls was in the news for one of its former pupils joining the jihad in Syria.
GOOD to see Glasgow-based clothing range Abandon Ship win retailer of the year at the Scottish Fashion Awards.
WE were talking to meat supplier John Sword who swears to us that a Glasgow butcher shop was broken into one Friday night with almost all of the stock taken.