Two Scoops of Oops

Oops 1. What was this? The guardians of one of the country’s most popular sports naming a part of their national stadium after a sportswriter with the local paper? And why not a local newspaper sportswriter? Radical.

Except that the external PR company who sent out details to the media about last night’s football friendly between Barcelona and Hibernian – being played at rugby’s Murrayfield Stadium – had got it slightly wrong.

The media were not invited to make their way to the ‘Bill Lothian Suite’ – he of the Edinburgh Evening News – but the Bill McLaren Suite – he of the legendary match commentaries for the BBC.

Barcelona scraped through, 6-0.

Oops 2. A journalist reader writes: “It’s ten to two in the morning, and as I write, a recount is going on in the Glasgow East by-election.