30 YEARS AGO
A fractured fuel pipe at Hairmyres Hospital leaked hundreds of gallons of oil into a local nature spot. The oil followed into a tributary of Jackton Burn at Mossneuk Avenue and covered the ‘bog garden’.
Vandals caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage and disrupted work at the Robert Owen Centre in a new spate of attacks. Cleaners were greeted with 18 inches of water.