Ken Smith's Diary

  • 31 October 2014

    YES Hallowe'en tonight, and hands up those who have already eaten the mini Mars bars you picked up for the guisers at the supermarket at the weekend.

  • 30 October 2014

    MIKE Ritchie met one of the politest leaflet distributors at Glasgow Art School the other night.

  • 29 October 2014

    AYRSHIRE crooner and frequent topic in the Diary, it has to be said, Sydney Devine returns next month for two nights in Glasgow's Pavilion Theatre.

  • 28 October 2014

    ROCK musicians and others have been mourning the death of the great bass player, Jack Bruce, and recalling episodes from his eventful life.

  • 27 October 2014

    Alas, poor Melvyn Roffe.

  • 27 October 2014

    QUITE a stooshie over Johann Lamont resigning as Labour leader in Scotland.

  • 23 October 2014

    SINGER Alvin Stardust has died, which reminds us of when he flew up to Scotland for a charity gig a few years ago from London, and a British Airways official insisted that he needed some photo ID to board the plane.

  • 21 October 2014

    SO we now have to pay for our plastic bags in the shops, and folk continue to debate whether it is a good idea or not.

  • 20 October 2014

    ALWAYS a nervous time, the birth of your first child.

  • 19 October 2014

    LOTS of runners braved the blustery, rainy conditions yesterday to take part in the Moira Jones 5k in Queen's Park.

  • 16 October 2014

    YESTERDAY'S Diary had an item about the most inappropriate places where mobile phones have been used.

  • 15 October 2014

    FRANKIE Boyle has added his voice to the row over the composition of the TV debates ahead of next year's general election.

  • 14 October 2014

    TOPICAL tweet from Greg Hemphill:

  • 13 October 2014
  • 12 October 2014

    THE stage version of BBC comedy series Still Game has just finished its phenomenal run at the Glasgow Hydro.

  • 9 October 2014

    CLYDEBANK stand-up Kevin Bridges's autobiography, We Need to Talk About Kevin, is now in the shops, and in it he describes his first ever gig at the Stand comedy club in Glasgow when he was only 17.