From The News
40 YEARS AGO
The cost of East Kilbride’s civic theatre rocketed by more than £113,000 over what had already been estimated.
The total cost of the new Village Theatre was estimated at £506,174. East Kilbride District Council unanimously approved the extra £113,417 after being told a 14ft layer of peat below the old public hall stopped the renovation work for six months.
Poor weather marred the East Kilbride Junior Boys’ Brigade battalion march to Greenhills Parish Church to celebrate Founders Day. However, over 260 boys from the battalion’s 10 companies attended the parade from Castlefield Primary School to the church – and back – despite the wind and rain.
30 YEARS AGO
The final decision on what changes should have been recommended in East Kilbride schools were set to be made by an area review group.
Local parents made a last-ditch attempt to maintain the status quo in all primary and secondary schools.
East Kilbride District Council voted for a U-turn on their decision to restrict Victors takeaway’s late licence. The council had imposed a 1am curfew previously.
20 YEARS AGO
East Kilbride MEP Ken Collins welcomed tough new European Union laws – on chocolate.
And the Strathclyde East Euro MP said the legislation could only be good news for chocolate lovers in the area. The Euro parliament was called in to settle a dispute between manufacturers.
A St Leonard’s policeman was swapping his beat for a 500km charity bike ride along the River Nile. Mark Struthers was heading to Egypt in a bid raise as much cash as possible for Enable by cycling 60 miles a day.