Ken Smith's Diary

  • 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.

  • 1 September 2014
  • 29 August 2014

    THOUGHT for the day.

  • 28 August 2014

    OUR ostrich item yesterday caught the eye of Andy Cameron, who emails to say that while he was in South Africa he took a wee notion to try ostrich, and decided to order it in a fancy restaurant in Cape Town.

  • 27 August 2014

    BUDGET supermarket chain Aldi is to sell ostrich steaks from next month.

  • 26 August 2014

    SPOTTED online - someone who says he has decided to auction all his John Lennon memorabilia on eBay.

  • 25 August 2014

    GLASGOW-BORN actor Peter Capaldi is getting good reviews for his new role as Dr Who.

  • 21 August 2014

    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.

  • 20 August 2014

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

  • 19 August 2014

    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.

  • 18 August 2014

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

  • 15 August 2014

    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.

  • 14 August 2014

    BACK to school for many youngsters in Glasgow yesterday.

  • 13 August 2014

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

  • 12 August 2014

    LOVELY island, Arran.

  • 11 August 2014

    POLICE Scotland have appealed for information on their Facebook page after the model of Clyde, the Commonwealth Games mascot, went missing from Glasgow's Paisley Road West.