Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

Hun­dreds of peo­ple de­scended on the Cam­bus­lang In­sti­tute on Satur­day, to see a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion of the town’s proud his­tory.

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the part­ner­ship be­tween South La­nark­shire Coun­cil and the Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park in se­cur­ing the ren­o­va­tion of the park, the Friends made an ap­pli­ca­tion to the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund for a grant to cel­e­brate the wider Cam­bus­lang area.

They were suc­cess­ful and were awarded £56,000, which led to the cre­ation of the Cam­bus­lang Her­itage Group.

Their work was pre­sented to the public on Satur­day, May 16, in the In­sti­tute.

Nor­man Rae, who has been heav­ily in­volved with the study, was de­lighted with the day went.

He said: “We were de­lighted with the way the day went, and the huge at­ten­dance was very un­ex­pected. The care­taker said that for this type of thing, he had never seen as big a crowd as that.

“We’ve had lots of com­ments from peo­ple, which were all very pos­i­tive - rang­ing from ‘Ab­so­lutely fab­u­lous,’ to ‘I loved hear­ing the old sto­ries,’ and we

Good sports

Th­ese gents en­joyed look­ing back into the past of Cam­bus­lang Rangers

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