Drew Allan

Feature Writer & Columnist

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Remember when.... The Girvan Lighthouse shone brightly

SIXTY years ago today, on February 6, 1973, the Glasgow Herald’s Ian Archer reported on new Scotland manager Willie Ormond’s first squad selection, which was for the Centenary International against England the following week.

Remember when...the Co-op gave away free cigarettes

THE era of the “super store” came to the Cowlairs area of Glasgow with the arrival, in June 1972, of the Cowlairs Co-op store in Springburn Road. Boasting around 50,000 sq ft of sales floor, the opening day was quite an event. The official ceremony was performed by STV personality Bill Tennant, and there were demonstrators on hand – including Benson and Hedges’ Gold girls, who were giving away free cigarettes with every 80 bought.

Drew Allan: Thank you to all our letter writers

YOU never fail to amaze me, dear readers. We have, I believe, the biggest letters space of any Scottish daily paper to fill on a daily basis – 2,400 words Monday to Friday, 1,800 on a Saturday, 1,650 on a Sunday. So make that roughly 15,500 words a week. It's a lot to find.