A DIARY story reminded Stewart MacKenzie in Newlands of his grandmother visiting from Shrewsbury some years ago and being taken by his Scottish grandmother on the annual women's guild mystery bus tour.
THE shocking weather in Scotland has sent many folk to travel agents booking summer holidays in the sun.
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NEWS that people are spending less money on home improvements reminds us of the Glasgow council official visiting a house in Blackhill, where he noted that the tenant had knocked through archways in all the rooms so that you could travel from the living room to the kitchen to the bedroom and back round to the living room.
A DUNBARTONSHIRE reader tells us he went for a haircut last week when there was a discount for pensioners.
BONKERS weather in Glasgow yesterday.
IT'S not often someone from Motherwell makes the FA Cup Final, but Motherwell fan Monica McGhee will be on the Wembley pitch tomorrow leading the fans in singing the National Anthem with her quartet Amore.
POLITICAL activist and comedian Mark Thomas was in Glasgow this week for the Great May Day Cabaret he was performing in at Glasgow's Oran Mor.
FOLK in Glasgow were naturally all excited yesterday about it being a warm sunny day.
MOTHERWELL'S Liverpudlian striker Michael Higdon was arrested for an alleged assault in a Glasgow nightclub hours after being named Scotland's Player of the Year.
RETIREMENT can mean quite a life change for many people.
A BEARSDEN reader tempted out by the sun to do the first gardening of the year tells us that last summer his granddaughter raced in to tell him that there were a large number of snails on the garden path.
AUTHOR Alasdair Smith's debut crime novel The Unfaithful Seven has episodes from Glasgow pubs – including one he witnessed himself in one of the city's more challenging east end venues.
LINWOOD'S Hillman Imp – snapped throttle cable anyone?
CLYDE shipyard worker Bob Starrett has published a collection of stories and cartoons about the yards in his book The Way I See It.