20 YEARS AGO

Rutherglen Reformer - - News from the Pews -

Ruther­glen Com­mu­nity Coun­cil claimed that the area had been Glas­gow’s‘dump­ing ground’for too long as plan­ning per­mis­sion was fi­nally sought for a land­fill site on Cathkin Braes.

Mount­ing fears over toxic waste led to a public meet­ing be­ing planned to dis­cuss the con­cerns.

Con­cern was raised over grow­ing num­bers of‘wi­nos’who were con­gre­gat­ing in Ruther­glen Main Street and get­ting in the way of pedes­tri­ans.

Dis­trict coun­cil bosses were forced to de­fend their po­si­tion on pro­vid­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion for home­less peo­ple, fol­low­ing a row over what was avail­able.

Af­ter nine months be­ing closed due to flood­ing is­sues, Ruther­glen train sta­tion was back in busi­ness as the Ar­gyll line re-opened.

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