Ken Smiths Diary Archive

  • Thursday 27 November 2014

    A PUB quiz in Glasgow the other night where the young quizmaster read out:

  • Wednesday 26 November 2014

    SCOTS actor and writer Tony Roper recalls in his just published autobiography, I'll No Tell You Again, that despite being a Celtic fan he appeared in a comedy sketch on the show Naked Radio as a Celtic director, when the club had a reputation for parsimony, taking all the empty bottles from the terracing to the local shop to get money back on the empties.

  • Tuesday 25 November 2014

    SCOTS broadcaster Paul Coia has come up with what he reckons is the best excuse he has received for a tradesman not getting in touch.

  • Monday 24 November 2014

    THE HERALD story abut a rehabilitation clinic in Ayrshire offering meditation reminds reader Bob Jarvie:

  • Friday 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.

  • Thursday 20 November 2014

    NICOLA Sturgeon is the new First Minister.

  • Wednesday 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.

  • Tuesday 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.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    APOCRYPHAL stories - we love them.

  • Friday 14 November 2014

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

  • Thursday 13 November 2014

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

  • Wednesday 12 November 2014

    YOUNG Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss is appearing at Glasgow's Garage nightclub later this month.

  • Tuesday 11 November 2014

    HO hum.

  • Monday 10 November 2014

    IT was a day for solemn reflection yesterday.

  • Friday 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.

  • Thursday 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.

  • Wednesday 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.

  • Tuesday 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.

  • Monday 3 November 2014

    AH, students.

  • Friday 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.

  • Thursday 30 October 2014

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

  • Wednesday 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.

  • Tuesday 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.

  • Monday 27 October 2014

    Alas, poor Melvyn Roffe.

  • Monday 27 October 2014

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

  • Friday 24 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.

  • Thursday 23 October 2014

    WE bump into musician Roy Gullane, who tells us:

  • Wednesday 22 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.

  • Tuesday 21 October 2014

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

  • Monday 20 October 2014

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