Ken Smiths Diary Archive

  • Wednesday 17 September 2014

    WE mentioned Freshers Week, and a reader in Maryhill saw a Waitrose van doing a home delivery to a student flat.

  • Tuesday 16 September 2014

    FRESHERS' Week for students just now and we fear they might not be as hedonistic as in the past.

  • Monday 15 September 2014

    THE theatrical Sir Donald Sinden who died on Thursday, had a rich voice which was difficult to describe.

  • Friday 12 September 2014

    A CHAP in Glasgow yesterday was asked by a visiting journalist if Scots were concerned about businesses pulling out if there was a Yes vote.

  • Thursday 11 September 2014

    WE asked for your starting university stories and David Stubley in Prestwick recalls:

  • Wednesday 10 September 2014

    WE asked for your starting yoonie stories, and all we got back from one former student was blasphemy.

  • Tuesday 9 September 2014

    SAYS reader Eric Macdonald:

  • Monday 8 September 2014

    GOSH, it's all getting a bit exciting in the referendum campaign.

  • Sunday 7 September 2014

    TO Hamilton, which is a very friendly place.

  • Friday 5 September 2014

    CLYDEBANK stand-up Kevin Bridges has written his autobiography, which comes out next month.

  • Thursday 4 September 2014

    GLASGOW'S posh Craigholme School for girls was in the news for one of its former pupils joining the jihad in Syria.

  • Wednesday 3 September 2014

    GOOD to see Glasgow-based clothing range Abandon Ship win retailer of the year at the Scottish Fashion Awards.

  • Tuesday 2 September 2014

    WE were talking to meat supplier John Sword who swears to us that a Glasgow butcher shop was broken into one Friday night with almost all of the stock taken.

  • Monday 1 September 2014
  • Friday 29 August 2014

    THOUGHT for the day.

  • Thursday 28 August 2014

    OUR ostrich item yesterday caught the eye of Andy Cameron, who emails to say that while he was in South Africa he took a wee notion to try ostrich, and decided to order it in a fancy restaurant in Cape Town.

  • Wednesday 27 August 2014

    BUDGET supermarket chain Aldi is to sell ostrich steaks from next month.

  • Tuesday 26 August 2014

    SPOTTED online - someone who says he has decided to auction all his John Lennon memorabilia on eBay.

  • Monday 25 August 2014

    GLASGOW-BORN actor Peter Capaldi is getting good reviews for his new role as Dr Who.

  • Friday 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:

  • Thursday 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.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    THE mothballed Byre Theatre in St Andrews has been saved by the university, which will take it over.

  • Tuesday 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.

  • Monday 18 August 2014

    ALL the talk among Glasgow politicians is whether there is a "Games legacy" after the Commonwealth Games.

  • Friday 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.

  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    BACK to school for many youngsters in Glasgow yesterday.

  • Wednesday 13 August 2014

    SO we're looking at a website discussing Glasgow, where someone has posted a worrying comment.

  • Tuesday 12 August 2014

    LOVELY island, Arran.

  • Monday 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.

  • Friday 8 August 2014

    THE Commonwealth Games have not been forgotten.