30 YEARS AGO
A frail housebound couple were robbed of their pension books and rent book by a thief who had given an‘Oscar winning performance’by claiming to be from the DHSS.
Special squads of workmen drafted into Rutherglen to beat a massive council repairs backlog were being taken off the job, despite thousands of outstanding lines.
The Rutherglen Maternity Parachute Appeal, that aimed to raise over £10,000 for equipment at the hospital, got underway with a party night in Cambuslang that pulled in over £1000.
A four month repairs delay had stopped a Cambuslang family moving into their new Cathkin home.
A new £60,000 playpark opened outside Westburn Community Centre.