They say that Glasgow is up there with some of the dirtiest cities in the world.

Is it true? 

I would not say in the world, maybe Europe. 

You watch people board a bus they get a ticket from the driver and throw it on the floor, it’s the same when they buy food or bottles from a shop, they finish it and throw it away. 

There is a sign on a building next to the City Chambers saying people make Glasgow, I do not think so.

WM McCarron


So, here we have another SNP member being accused of sexual misconduct, and yet he was promoted, now we already have the SNP sex pest supporters in Westminster, how many more are there? 

Jim Tees 


Here's a fascinating story on air raid wardens in Glasgow during WW2... 

People in Rutherglen had to queue up outside the Town Hall for compulsory registration for war work after the declaration of war. 

These wartime committees made some daft decisions. 

My uncle Tom Kelly was commandeered as an air raid warden for Victoria Street, where he lived.

As Tom had been deaf and dumb since suffering from what was then called black measles which led to his eardrums being removed, someone else would have had to tell him when the sirens went off and help him to tell everyone else.

These wardens would patrol the streets looking for any chink in the blackout curtains which would allow even a sliver of light which could act as a marker or target for German bombers.

Victoria Street was in a very dangerous position being close to the railway and the River Clyde, both prime bombing targets and near to Dalmarnock Power Station and several buildings in the town suffered bomb damage.

My mum worked as a supervisor in Woolworths on the Main Street and worked long hours rolling and cutting huge bales of blackout material which was compulsory for folk to put on their windows. 

She also had to take her turn at firewatching, putting out buckets of sand and water and then staying up all night in case an incendiary bomb was dropped.

She was later conscripted into the Fire Service as a telephonist at Rutherglen Telephone Exchange and remembered crews from all over being sent to help fight the fires caused by the Clydebank Blitz. 

She and her friends from Woolworths went over to Clydebank and gave out tea and blankets and whatever help they could.

Folk who had lost everything were given temporary shelter with blankets and food in Rutherglen Town Hall.

Dorothy Connor