Ken Smiths Diary Archive

  • 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.

  • Friday 17 October 2014

    YESTERDAY'S Diary had an item about the most inappropriate places where mobile phones have been used.

  • Thursday 16 October 2014

    FRANKIE Boyle has added his voice to the row over the composition of the TV debates ahead of next year's general election.

  • Wednesday 15 October 2014

    TOPICAL tweet from Greg Hemphill:

  • Tuesday 14 October 2014
  • Monday 13 October 2014

    THE stage version of BBC comedy series Still Game has just finished its phenomenal run at the Glasgow Hydro.

  • Friday 10 October 2014

    CLYDEBANK stand-up Kevin Bridges's autobiography, We Need to Talk About Kevin, is now in the shops, and in it he describes his first ever gig at the Stand comedy club in Glasgow when he was only 17.

  • Thursday 9 October 2014

    CELTIC manager Ronny Deila has told his players to improve their diet, so he will be interested in the updated biography of legendary Irish player Roy Keane who latterly played for Celtic.

  • Wednesday 8 October 2014

    MONTY Python's John Cleese has his autobiography So Anyway … published this week in which he talks about his first appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with fellow Cambridge students.

  • Tuesday 7 October 2014

    AH the disappointments life can deal you when you're young.

  • Monday 6 October 2014

    CHILDREN'S author Lyn McNicol, who pens the Badger The Mystical Mutt series, was passing a Glasgow pub at the weekend when she heard an elderly woman, popping out for a fag, tell her pal:

  • Thursday 2 October 2014

    AS ithers see us.

  • Wednesday 1 October 2014

    LATEST news from the chalkface where a teacher in Drumchapel claims she was looking down the list of names of her new class of pupils and saw one was listed as "La-a".

  • Tuesday 30 September 2014

    PERTHSHIRE'S Bruce Fummey won the Scottish Comedian of the Year title at a gig in Glasgow against 11 other contestants.

  • Monday 29 September 2014

    STAND-UP Ross Noble is on a mini tour of Scotland, and was staying in a hotel where a wedding was taking place.

  • Friday 26 September 2014

    WE didn't see much humour from the No side in the referendum.

  • Thursday 25 September 2014


  • Wednesday 24 September 2014

    OLYMPIC rowing champion Katherine Grainger from Bearsden is back in training and considering a shot at the 2016 Games in Rio.

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    THE Herald ran a story yesterday about youth worker Katie Carmichael having a watercolour, which she painted at the kitchen table, being chosen as the official poster of this year's Ryder Cup. Her dad Duncan in Selkirk reveals: "As a very proud dad my first reaction was to phone her and say, 'At least all that time spent not cleaning the kitchen has finally paid off'."

  • Monday 22 September 2014

    SO Alex Salmond is to step down as First Minister.

  • Friday 19 September 2014

    SO what else has been happening?

  • Thursday 18 September 2014

    WE are sent a letter from an English newspaper in which a local wrote:

  • 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.