Ken Smith's Diary

  • 21 November 2014

    THE death of Motown singer What Becomes of the Broken Hearted Jimmy Ruffin reminds Glasgow-born broadcaster Paul Coia of once introducing Jimmy on live television.

  • 20 November 2014

    NICOLA Sturgeon is the new First Minister.

  • 19 November 2014

    A READER overhears what sounds like a German couple being shown around the city centre by a local who stepped out into St Vincent Street, even though the German couple had stopped.

  • 18 November 2014

    READER James Miller from Orkney was down in London for Andy Murray's ATP semi-final match against Roger Federer in the O2 arena.

  • 17 November 2014

    APOCRYPHAL stories - we love them.

  • 14 November 2014

    SO what's been happening in Glasgow's pubs?

  • 13 November 2014

    EVERYONE was interested in space yesterday, following the landing on the comet.

  • 11 November 2014

    HO hum.

  • 10 November 2014

    IT was a day for solemn reflection yesterday.

  • 7 November 2014

    THE NHS in Scotland gets a mention in the just published autobiography of comedian Paul Merton, of Have I Got News For You fame.

  • 6 November 2014

    A BIT of a stooshie last night over plans to burn an effigy of Alex Salmond with Nessie beside him at Lewes in Sussex on Bonfire Night.

  • 5 November 2014

    WHEN the First Minister was unavailable to attend the launch in Edinburgh this week of Pete Irvine's book, Scotland The Best 100 Places, Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill stepped into the breach.

  • 4 November 2014

    ACTOR John Cairney, reflecting on his life in his latest book The Importance of Being, says he was in his local hairdresser's in Glasgow recently when a fussy woman complained about waiting for five minutes without being attended to.

  • 3 November 2014

    AH, students.

  • 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.