Alan Taylor, standing in for Ken Smith, as The Herald diarist, was in good form yesterday, reporting a 'grave' error by a fellow hack.
Writes Taylor: “Every so often a newspaper prematurely switches off someone’s life support system. Rather more rare is the resurrection of the deceased.
“Congratulations are therefore due to The Scottish Sun which reports that Miss Scotland is shortly to head for Nashville where 'she could be rubbing shoulders on the catwalk with legends Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette'.
“Stetson wearers will need no reminding that while Ms Parton is still with us, Ms Wynette shuffled off to the celestial Grand Ole Opry in 1998 where, we are assured, she continues to stand by her menfolk.”