Kennedy was clearly not prepared to hang about either and managed to romp through the 33-page agenda in 12 minutes. Is this a record? The reporter from the Kirkintilloch Herald hardly had time to uncap his pen before the committee decided to move into private session to discuss a top-secret report on the boundary wall of Bearsden primary.
The scribe swears he will no longer take anything at face value in East Dunbartonshire. "The last time I was here I was told it would be a short meeting - and it lasted two-and-a-half hours."
In Perth and Kinross there is apparently nothing at all to detain councillors. The last education committee was scrapped for lack of business.