John Gibson: A big bum won’t get you this job

Major Brian Leishman. Picture: Cate Gillon
Major Brian Leishman. Picture: Cate Gillon
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Ladies, if you’ve got a big fat bum, forget it.

Dinshah Vimadalal, 69, made millions in the travel business. Since his wife died three years ago in a car accident he’s been looking far a new partner to live it up with him in his palatial Mexican pad.

Age 40 max, slim and not a vegetarian. He’ll entertain candidates even if they are unattractive facially. ‘‘I like a slim figure and the girls who have been very nice had big fat bottoms. I don’t like that,’’ says the picky Dinshah.

I’ve passed his name to your local Edinburgh JobCentre. Bound to be some lady who will meet his requirements and stipulations.


Enough to bring a tear to an old soldier’s eye. The Ist Battalion the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) were formed in 1689 and disbanded in 1968 in the defence cuts.

A former Cameronian, the redoubtable Edinburgh-based Major Brian Leishman served 12 of his 21 years in the army with the battalion. He’s been talking about a commemoration on May 24, nearest to the memorable May 21, and he has details at Porty in a storm

The new £500 benefits cap could create ‘‘ghettos’’ of benefits communities in depressed areas in coastal resorts, warns a Tory minister. They’d migrate from the inner cities. Portobello a ghetto? Never. Surely not.

Afterwords . . .

. . . You need a grasp of the Glasgow patois for this. What did John Wayne call his kids? The weans.