20 YEARS AGO
Local Liberal Democrats had set up an action group to press for devolved power in Rutherglen and Cambuslang under the new South Lanarkshire set-up.
A Rutherglen man was all set to take on Glasgow City Council after they refused him financial help to redecorate his house, after he claimed council workmen had damaged it.
The owners of a badly vandalised building sealed the former shop up but questions still remained over its long-term future.
Cable television had come to Rutherglen - and with it some irate complaints from house-holders angry over their pavement being dug up.
A chip-fan fire left a young Rutherglen family homeless.