MSP Kelly lodges motion to recognise our landmark
James Kelly MSP lodged a motion with the Scottish Parliament acknowledging the Reformer’s 140th birthday.
It reads: “That the Parliament congratulates the Rutherglen Reformer on its 140th anniversary; believes that it has played a valuable role in the Rutherglen constituency over the years and plays a vital civic role in promoting local communities and highlighting matters in the public interest, and hopes that it will continue to serve Rutherglen for many more years to come.”
Mr Kelly said: “I first came across the Reformer when I used to deliver the paper from Mckie’s newsagents in Halfway. It used to come out on Thursday then and I enjoyed reading it on the way round the delivery run.
“I can remember the first time I saw my name in the paper on a report about Cambuslang Harriers. As the local MSP, I see the valuable role that the Reformer plays in our local community.
“That is why I have lodged a parliamentary motion recognising this important landmark.”
And Margeret Ferrier MP said: “Many happy returns to the Rutherglen Reformer. One hundred and forty years is a formidable m i l e s t o n e, and an achievement to be truly celebrated. The Burgh has changed considerably over the last 140 years, and the Reformer has changed with it.
“The paper is a reflection of, and a voice for the local community. Today it stands, as it did 140 years ago, representative of the Rutherglen of our time.
“I have every confidence that the current team are the best placed to carefully steward the paper into its next decade, and towards a truly landmark 150th birthday.
“A sincere congratulations and thanks to all those involved over the years with the running of the paper.”
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