It seems that Ray Bailey, the college's former principal, fell into conversation on the recreational green with Graeme Hyslop, deputy principal at Langside College, but better known as a regular TES Scotland columnist. The subject was how to access goodies from the European Social Fund. No surprises there.
But the result was pound;997,000 for Cardonald, said to be the biggest donation by the ESF to any one organisation.
We trust that Hyslop earned a suitable fee. As for Bailey, he felt able to retire - not on the proceeds, of course.