Talk of the Town: Chris Hoy/knitting/saucy selfies

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HE might not be competing himself – but Sir Chris Hoy has revealed his “excitement” ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

The Olympic cycling legend is looking forward to being a spectator for the first time in 30 years. Sir Chris will be revelling in the atmosphere in a velodrome named after him, instead of racing around it.

He said: “For 30 years I have competed, so this time I will be able to soak up the atmosphere. It’s a chance to enjoy the Games.”

Peaceful protest still has a bit of kneedle

YOU could certainly call it a peaceful protest . . . Sandra Farrer was unlikely to cause any trouble during her demonstration outside department store McAree Brothers in Howe Street.

Instead, her plan was to knit people together to help the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland.

Along with friend Anna Jordan, she was working on a fundraising seven-mile scarf which will eventually stretch from Gateside, Fife, to CHAS hospice Rachel House in Kinross.

Bare-faced cheek?

ONE in four women would happily send a saucy selfie of themselves to a potential new partner after one date, new research released by Chrysler reveals.

But half said they would want to wait until at least the three months mark before going make-up free in front of their other half.

Irvine on the attack

IRVINE Welsh lapped up his reputation as the World Cup’s harshest critic when England crashed out.

The author tweeted: “It’s taken England a while, as their greater population distorted things, but they’ve finally come back into rest of UK footballing fold.”