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Ken Smith at Large

  • 11 Nov 2014

    THERE are few railway stations which endear themselves to the public so much that people write songs about them.

  • 4 Nov 2014

    BATMAN was enjoying his pint, and the beer belly stretching his costume suggested he would not be swinging from roof-tops any time soon.

  • 28 Oct 2014

    COAXING its temperamental, grating, gearbox, I once drove a minibus of opera singers on a tour of the Highlands where locals would lovingly open ancient village halls for their show and lay out pyramids of home-made sandwiches.

  • 20 Oct 2014

    IT'S hard to pin down a precise number of documents held in the Glasgow Archives - the City Archivist, Dr Irene O'Brien, speaks of three or four million related to the city alone - but one thing is sure:

  • 13 Oct 2014

    SO I am ascending the stairs of one of Glasgow's oldest and finest buildings beside an army officer whose red-jacketed dress uniform includes silver spurs.

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