Against road

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Hun­dreds of res­i­dents from Fern­hill and High Burn­side united on Satur­day in a protest march against the con­tro­ver­sial £21mil­lion Cathkin Re­lief Road.

An es­ti­mated 200 peo­ple took part in the event, which took place in the wood­land park where the road is sched­uled to cut through.

Among those tak­ing part was lo­cal MP, Mar­garet Ferrier, while oth­ers had also trav­elled from var­i­ous parts of Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang to sup­port the cause and voice their op­po­si­tion to the plan.

James Kelly MSP has also re­vealed he would op­pose the pro­ject, although he did not at­tend the protest march on Satur­day.

The lo­cal branches of the Scot­tish So­cial­ist Party and Scot­tish Green Party were also rep­re­sented at the event.

Many mem­bers of the crowd waved ban­ners and slo­gans while one res­i­dent even put a large ban­ner on their garage roof to show sup­port.

Alan McLen­nan, of the Op­pose the Cathkin Re­lief Road group, ad­dressed the pro­tes­tors be­fore they set off.

Be­fore start­ing, he told the Re­former: “The num­bers here shows the strength of feel­ing, and that’s what we’ve got to use.

“Look­ing at the num­bers here,

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