Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser
10 April 1858
At this moment, and the same might have been said of any moment since the century came in 58 years ago, there are more poets living and breathing in Paisley than in the whole of England, from the north bank of the Tweed on to Cornwall, stretching towards the setting sun.
Banffshire Journal and General Advertiser
10 April 1877
On Tuesday morning last much inconvenience was caused by a detention of the first train from Macduff to Inveramsay. It appears that on the previous night, on approaching Macduff, one of the side or driving rods of the engine gave way. On Tuesday morning the engine went out with the passenger carriages. At Turriff, a number of goods waggons were added to the train. The engine was able to proceed as far as Darra, when it came to a standstill. An attempt was made to proceed with a part of the train to Auchterless, but the engine was still insufficient for the task. The whole train was then backed downhill to Turriff, where the goods waggons were left. The engine started again with the passenger carriages only, being then three quarters of an hour late. Inveramsay Junction was reached 15 minutes after the advertised time for the main line train; but it was found that the train had been sent off. The passengers were forwarded by a goods train about an hour after. A number of jurymen and witnesses for the Aberdeen Circuit Court were thus detained, and travellers and parcels for the Buchan line were detained at Dyce till the arrival of the forenoon train from Aberdeen.
11 April 1863
The Sunday and Other Questions
A gardener having to receive his wages a few weeks ago, on a Saturday, from a lady, the wife of one of the memorialists in favour of opening the Botanic Gardens on Sunday after church hours, presented himself in such a guise, or rather disguise, mentally, that the servants of the establishment expelled him from the kitchen. Pitying his drunken condition, the lady, when paying him what was due, kindly advised him to act the part of a good husband and take the money at once to his wife without stopping at a dram shop on the way, whereupon, with a sanctimonious leer of superior piety, he replied that he 'had-a-complaint-agen-her-husband-for seeking-the-desecration-of God's-holy day-by-labour-in-the-Bo-tanic (hiccup)- Gardens', concluding with a thunderbolt about 'divine wrath on profane Sabbath breakers'.
This is a match for the other true story of a lady who was giving herself and her pet dog an airing on Sunday morning in Heriot Row before church time, and found her companion was straying too far. Having forgot her dog-whistle, she hastily asked a man she met to whistle him back. In her hurry, however, she had not remarked his unsteady gait and bloated face, and was not a little surprised when, instead of giving a 'whistle loud and shrill', he hiccupped out with severe gravity: 'This is no a day for whistling, mem'.
12 April 1895
It is pleasant to note that some consideration was given to the reporters at the last meeting of Portobello Town Council, when considering the change of the hour for the monthly meeting. They are not often considered in the arrangement of meetings, but it is the fact that many a night meeting has to be written up while the speakers and others are snug in bed. With local papers such as this the same necessity does not so often arise; but there is very old and pregnant advice given to 'work while it is day': and Pressmen, like ordinary mortals, would be all the better if the advice were more acted on.
Glasgow Evening Citizen
13 April 1868
New Highland Volunteer Regiment
An influential and skilfully organised movement is just now in progress for the formation of a Volunteer Regiment, wearing exclusively 'the Garb of Old Gaul'. From the amount of support already given to the effort, there can be little doubt that distinguished success will attend the labours of the active and energetic promoters. Arrangements have been so far completed, as may be seen from an advertisement in another column, that enrolment is going on with rapidity, 200 men having already signed their names to the recruiting lists; and that a meeting is to be held in the Merchants' Hall, on the evening of the 27th of the present month, under the auspices of the Celtic Society, to take what further steps may be necessary to secure the prosperity of the undertaking. Sheriff Clark is to take the chair, and addresses will be delivered by several well-known gentlemen of the city.
It would be singular indeed if such a host of sturdy Highlanders as occupy Glasgow could not raise and maintain an efficient regiment of volunteers. At the time of the last volunteer movement, the clans in Glasgow formed of themselves a brigade in the national dress 1,200-strong.