Ken Smith's Diary

  • 22 August 2014

    WE pass on the thoughts of former police sergeant Alfie Moore, doing stand-up at the Edinburgh Fringe, who told the website Three Weeks:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 8 August 2014

    THE Commonwealth Games have not been forgotten.

  • 7 August 2014

    REMEMBER Commonwealth Games President Prince Imran struggling to get the top off the Queen's Baton in front of millions?

  • 6 August 2014

    JOHN McNab of Troon was on a packed train heading to Glasgow last week when an African visitor, talking to an elderly Glasgow gentleman, expressed disappointment that the weather had deteriorated when it was so sunny at the start of the Commonwealth Games.

  • 5 August 2014

    ALREADY the Commonwealth Games seem a fading memory.

  • 4 August 2014

    FAREWELL then to the great Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but we will long remember the Clydesiders - the cheery volunteers - who helped make it a special occasion.

  • 1 August 2014

    YESTERDAY it was the turn of the cycling time trials to add speed, excitement and chaos to the streets of Glasgow.

  • 31 July 2014

    WE liked John Quigley's reaction when Sir Chris Hoy, dining in John's Red Onion restaurant in Glasgow city centre, came to the aid of a fellow diner.