ABOUT ME [recently up-dated]

“Bard” of Kelvindale [Actually now living in Anniesland, Glasgow]


Ken Fisher – The Bard of Kelvindale

Twitter: @Kelvindalebard            thebardofkelvindale.com

I am Ken Fisher, a retired further education lecturer and Depute Principal.  After working for 10 years in the Scottish steel industry I changed career becoming a lecturer in Business Studies (and related subjects) in various colleges in the Glasgow Area.  My career progressed from lecturer, senior lecturer, Head of Department, and eventually Depute Principal of a large college.  I retired from my college career in 2002.

My interest in poetry goes back a number of years when I first resorted to simple verses to mark birthdays etc. of family members. In latter years I have composed poems on a wide range of subjects.  Sometimes an idea stems from something I have read or heard in the media or at lectures or Church services, the theatre or discussion groups etc.  Sometimes the subjects are topical but not always.

I have an interest in philosophy, psychology, theology, astronomy and cosmology, and also in current affairs including politics and social science.  However I am no expert in any of these.

I am a member of Hillhead Baptist Church, Glasgow,  The Astronomical Society of Glasgow,  The Western Baths Club, a member (and Past-President) of Kelvin Probus Club. For over 30 years I have walked each month with the (now) West End Christian Walking Club.  [see various links below]

I hope you might enjoy the poems.  You can access them via the various panels in the sidebar to the website. I realise that my poems may seem somewhat unsophisticated, using straightforward language and perhaps lacking obscure references or complex analogies or metaphors but I have tried to capture in my words and verses the essence of many everyday issues, phenomena and ideas which strike me as significant from time to time in our daily living.  Anyway that is for you to judge – have a browse – it costs nothing but time!

I have added pictures to accompany most of the poems which may help to focus your thoughts on the subject. I should add that I am very grateful for being able to access relevant illustrations on-line.

I will be happy to receive any comments – kindly or otherwise!

Ken Fisher


Wedding 23 Aug 1966                      Golden Wedding 23 Aug 2016

At Willow Tea Room 12 March 2020

Our present home – the Picture House, Gt Western Rd, Glasgow

By the River Leven, Levengrove Park

Ken & Barbara – Sept 2022


The following links are worth a look:

The Astronomical Society of Glasgow

Hillhead Baptist Church

West End Christian Walking Club

Liquid Translations Ltd 

Fisher Management Consultants

The Institute of Marketing

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries

The Chartered Governance Institute


Kelvin Probus Club 

The Western Baths Club


BN Associates –   https://brettnichollsassociates.co.uk/contact-us/