Lan­de­mer team say thanks

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformer View -

On be­half of the Ruther­glen Lan­de­mer Com­mit­tee I would like to thank ev­ery­one who helped to make the Ruther­glen Lan­de­mer Day 2015 such a big suc­cess.

Thanks are due to South La­nark­shire Coun­cil for their con­tin­u­ing sup­port of the event and to the hard work­ing team from SLC who worked through­out the day to make sure that ev­ery­thing ran smoothly.

We would like to thank our spon­sors Arnold Clark, Clyde Gate­way, the Ruther­glen Com­mu­nity Coun­cil, The Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, the West and Ward­lawhill Parish Church, the 20 So­cial Club, St. John’s Ma­sonic Lodge No.347, Ruther­glen Li­brary, Ruther­glen Town Hall, the Sal­va­tion Army, the Re­former and the ATC for their gen­er­ous sup­port and spon­sor­ship.

Thanks are also due to the hard work­ing vol­un­teers who set up their stalls to raise funds for a mul­ti­tude of good causes and to the shop keep­ers who came out onto the Main Street to meet and greet their cus­tomers both old and new help­ing to make Ruther­glen’s Main Street a thriv­ing bustling open air mar­ket place for the day.

Thanks to the St An­drew’s First Aid team and Po­lice Scot­land for en­sur­ing that ev­ery­one was kept safe.

Thanks to the elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives, all six Ruther­glen coun­cil­lors, our MSP and our MP all took time out of their busy sched­ules to come along and sup­port the event.

A spe­cial thanks to De­pute Provost Pam Clearie and her hus­band Rus­sell, past Provost, who rep­re­sented SLC and again showed their un­wa­ver­ing sup­port for Lan­de­mer Day an event they have rarely missed since it was restarted in 1974.

This year Jim Cooke or­gan­ised a great pro­gramme of en­ter­tain­ment and we would like to thank ev­ery­one who took part with a spe­cial men­tion for the two lo­cal pri­mary school choirs, Calder­wood and Bankhead and Ruther­glen’s very own 195th BB Pipe Band.

My per­sonal thanks go out to the Com­mit­tee, Ian and Jean Dun­can, Robert Tennent, Wilma Pig­got, Gail Ful­ton, David MacFar­lane and Jim Cooke, who all worked hard through­out the year to make sure the var­i­ous Lan­de­mer events and Lan­de­mer Day it­self ran smoothly.

The suc­cess of Lan­de­mer Day de­pends on the young folk of the Royal Burgh and once again our young peo­ple were a credit to their fam­i­lies and their schools and to the wider Ruther­glen com­mu­nity.

They clearly showed that Ruther­glen has got plenty of tal­ent .

When we see how well this year’s Lan­de­mer Queen Katie White­side and her court - Char­lotte Ful­ton, Rowan Dou­glas, Lily Crich­ton, Leona Stewart, Neve Lav­ery, Bron­wyn Weir, Erin McLaugh­lin and Lucy Em­slie car­ried out their du­ties on the day ably as­sisted by our Cham­pion for the day Stephen McBride from the ATC there is no doubt that they have a bright fu­ture ahead.

Thanks are also due to Sharon Hamp­son, man­ager of the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Cit­i­zens’ Ad­vice Bureau who came along to crown our Lan­de­mer Queen on the same day as she was or­gan­is­ing her son’s 21st birth­day party; to Lucy Carr, our Dowa­ger Queen and Revd Jack Drum­mond.

Dry weather al­ways helps a lot but the suc­cess of any Lan­de­mer Day is down to the peo­ple of Ruther­glen and sur­round­ing ar­eas who turn out to sup­port our tra­di­tional gala day.

Lan­de­mer Day has changed over the years and for a num­ber of rea­sons some of the events which took pride of place in the past such as the pa­rade of floats have gone but we are en­cour­aged by the fact that there are very many Ru’glen folk who con­tinue to give their time, tal­ents and en­er­gies to make sure we have a great day and this year was no dif­fer­ent.

Thanks again to ev­ery­one who took part and re­mem­ber with your help, sup­port and par­tic­i­pa­tion next year’s event will be even bet­ter. Jim Nixon, Chair, Ruther­glen Lan­de­mer Com­mit­tee.

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