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New Royal Burgh calendar is released
Two talented friends are hoping to raise money for a good cause after creating their second Ruthergleninspired calendar.
Jan Robertson and Jim Carroll first came up with the idea last year, with their 2014 effort proving a hit.
So the pair have once again come together to create Rutherglen ‘Ex Fumo Fama’ calendars for 2015.
This time, 50p from every one sold will go to the Salvation Army.
As well as the more famous landmarks, the likes of Rutherglen Bowling Club is included, while the pair have teamed up with the Rutherglen Heritage Society for some months.
Also featured is the Isle of Arran bell. The ship, Isle of Arran, was built in Rutherglen with the bell being rung to signal the closure each day of the library.
Despite coming from East Kilbride, Jan (62) reckons Rutherglen is the perfect town to photograph.
She added: “We’ve tried to include more - new scenes and new buildings, as well as provide people with more information.
“Local businesses were very keen to help, so we really need to thank them. They helped make this possible.
“We decided to give something to the Salvation Army because of the work they do for local folk. They run a crèche for children and have things like a lunch club.”
Jan and Jim decided to team up after finding themselves unemployed last year.
They have also expanded this year, producing a range of Rutherglen tea towels featuring the Town Hall.
They also have photo cards and a cloth bag featuring the Dr Gorman statue with a cone on its head, as well as the cheeky message: “If it’s good enough for Glasgow, well, Ruglen can do it even better!”
Jan joked: “It’s a real send up if the Duke of Wellington statue, after all, Glasgow is just sa suburb of Rutherglen.”
Jan and Jim, who comes from Burnside, will showcase their items at a Christmas Fayre in Rutherglen Town Hall on Saturday, November 29 (the day of the Christmas light between 10am and 4pm.
The calendars cost £6.50 with 50p from each sale going to the Salvation Army.
Double date Jan Robertson and Jim Carroll with last year’s Rutherglen calendar
Cone head The photo cards take a cheeky swipe at Glasgow