Ken Smith's Diary

  • 23 September 2014

    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'."

  • 22 September 2014

    SO Alex Salmond is to step down as First Minister.

  • 19 September 2014

    SO what else has been happening?

  • 18 September 2014

    WE are sent a letter from an English newspaper in which a local wrote:

  • 17 September 2014

    WE mentioned Freshers Week, and a reader in Maryhill saw a Waitrose van doing a home delivery to a student flat.

  • 16 September 2014

    FRESHERS' Week for students just now and we fear they might not be as hedonistic as in the past.

  • 15 September 2014

    THE theatrical Sir Donald Sinden who died on Thursday, had a rich voice which was difficult to describe.

  • 11 September 2014

    WE asked for your starting university stories and David Stubley in Prestwick recalls:

  • 10 September 2014

    WE asked for your starting yoonie stories, and all we got back from one former student was blasphemy.

  • 9 September 2014

    SAYS reader Eric Macdonald:

  • 4 September 2014

    GLASGOW'S posh Craigholme School for girls was in the news for one of its former pupils joining the jihad in Syria.

  • 3 September 2014

    GOOD to see Glasgow-based clothing range Abandon Ship win retailer of the year at the Scottish Fashion Awards.

  • 2 September 2014

    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.