Ken Smiths Diary Archive

  • Monday 24 February 2014

    PHIL McCluskey has just returned from a British tour with Texan duo The O's who were supporting Del Amitri.

  • Friday 21 February 2014

    SCOTLAND'S guilty pleasure - quite a few of us have been getting up early to watch the Olympic curling.

  • Thursday 20 February 2014

    OUR tale of Helen Mirren being offered "red or white" when she asked for wine in Glasgow 30 years ago, reminds Jean Edmiston in Prestwick of a friend from England visiting round about the same time and asking in a grocer's:

  • Wednesday 19 February 2014

    OUR story about Dame Helen Mirren's limited wine options in Glasgow reminds Ronald Oliver in Elie:

  • Tuesday 18 February 2014

    A SOUTH side reader with glaucoma was told that the condition had deteriorated, and he was now being registered as partially sighted, which entitled him to a concessionary travel card.

  • Monday 17 February 2014

    THE Clyde-built Queen Mary liner, now berthed at Long Beach, California, has just held its annual Scottish Highland Games.

  • Friday 14 February 2014

    A REMINDER that it's Valentine's Day today - you're welcome.

  • Thursday 13 February 2014

    WE asked for your posh conversations in shops, and a reader says:

  • Wednesday 12 February 2014

    FORGETFUL continued.

  • Tuesday 11 February 2014

    WE asked about being forgetful, and Glen Elliot from Elgin recalls parking in an Inverness multi-storey car park and carefully noting they were beside a number 5 on the wall, next to a large pillar.

  • Monday 10 February 2014

    Key questions

  • Friday 7 February 2014

    PAUL Hartley being appointed Dundee manager reminds an east-coast reader of when Aberdeen were looking for a manager and a number of names were being touted.

  • Thursday 6 February 2014

    JURY duty continued.

  • Wednesday 5 February 2014

    WILD misspellings continued.

  • Tuesday 4 February 2014

    JURY duty continued.

  • Monday 3 February 2014

    CELEBRITY encounters continued.

  • Friday 31 January 2014

    AS ithers see us.

  • Thursday 30 January 2014

    AUSTRALIAN singer/songwriter Jordie Lane, appearing at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, grabbed a banana from his hotel room before heading to the O2 venue in the old ABC in Sauchiehall Street to see another act.

  • Wednesday 29 January 2014

    PROTEST singer Pete Seeger who has died, visited Glasgow a few times, often as a guest of Labour politicians Norman and Janey Buchan.

  • Tuesday 28 January 2014

    AN expat in Dubai notes on the airline Emirates website, the rule:

  • Monday 27 January 2014

    OLYMPIC champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because she is pregnant.

  • Friday 24 January 2014

    OUR filing cabinet reminiscing reminded retired cop Alan Barlow in Paisley:

  • Thursday 23 January 2014

    WE asked for your jury service stories and a Merchant City reader tells us:

  • Wednesday 22 January 2014

    THE award for cheekiest tenants of the week must go to the folk in Edinburgh's Dalry area who had agreed that letting agents DJ Alexander could inspect the flat while they were on holiday.

  • Tuesday 21 January 2014

    A SENIOR citizen on Glasgow's south side was celebrating his 85th birthday the other day with family and friends gathered round when a cake was brought in with candles for him to blow out.

  • Monday 20 January 2014

    THE Dundee-Hamilton game was called off on Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch, which sounds like bad news for the Lanarkshire fans who made the trip.

  • Friday 17 January 2014

    A STUDENT from Glasgow returning to university in Leeds tells us about the perfidy of mothers.

  • Thursday 16 January 2014

    PENSIONERS love their free bus journeys.

  • Wednesday 15 January 2014

    WE mentioned that Celtic Music Radio's folk music benefit gig for the Clutha fund the other day.

  • Tuesday 14 January 2014

    MIKE Ritchie was at Celtic Music Radio's Clutha benefit gig in Glasgow where a player of the clairseach - the Celtic harp - told him of being on a late-night train home where a friendly drunk, spotting his instrument, encouraged him to play a tune.