Crossing road will be an OAP hazard
I had the pleasure of spending my childhood in Blairbeth. To be precise, in Hillhead Avenue, when you came out of the close and hopped over the back fence.
You were in a different world, one where a child’s imagination transported you to a land of pirates, cowboys and knights in their castles - until, that is, men came to cut down trees and fill our little valley in and made it flat for the coming of the road to the new town of East Kilbride.
We were then under strict orders not to play there as it was dangerous, and so it proved to be. Some 20 years later a sign went up saying that the EU was giving the council money to plant trees, so what happened to the trees where we all played as youths?
At least it will keep the traffic away from my mates who played - but are now OAP s and a bit slow when trying to cross this still-busy road.
So whilst on the subject of the relief road, isn’t it just typical that our local Liberal Democrat (Mr Brown) has always supported it being built, he says.
However he would like it noted that all major works such as this have pros and cons. Read: I like to cover all bases, as a Liberal I must be able to jump in any direction that will get me a ride in a limo.
Then we have Andy Moffat, the scion of one of the leading Labour families in the Burgh, assuring us that he really likes all of us no matter how deluded we are in wanting independence .
Haven’t the Labour Party spent the last hundred years telling us how lucky we are that come the hour comes the man; women apparently can’t cut the mustard in the saving the family stakes; in the sixties we were staunch Unionists, if my memory serves me!
Now the establishment has to frighten us with Home Rule means we would have to run our country on our own. I obviously missed the chapter in the history book where we were running the British Empire. Harry Hay, By email.
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