Ken Smith's Diary

  • 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.

  • 22 October 2014

    WE bump into musician Roy Gullane, who tells us:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 8 October 2014

    CELTIC manager Ronny Deila has told his players to improve their diet, so he will be interested in the updated biography of legendary Irish player Roy Keane who latterly played for Celtic.

  • 7 October 2014

    MONTY Python's John Cleese has his autobiography So Anyway … published this week in which he talks about his first appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with fellow Cambridge students.

  • 6 October 2014

    AH the disappointments life can deal you when you're young.

  • 5 October 2014

    CHILDREN'S author Lyn McNicol, who pens the Badger The Mystical Mutt series, was passing a Glasgow pub at the weekend when she heard an elderly woman, popping out for a fag, tell her pal:

  • 1 October 2014

    AS ithers see us.

  • 30 September 2014

    LATEST news from the chalkface where a teacher in Drumchapel claims she was looking down the list of names of her new class of pupils and saw one was listed as "La-a".