30 YEARS AGO

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

Porters at Ruther­glen Ma­ter­nity Hos­pi­tal were mak­ing a killing from back door sales of sy­ringes to drug users - and the sy­ringes were in­fected with dis­eases rang­ing from AIDS to hep­ati­tis b to malaria

Cam­bus­lang traders ral­lied round to help the un­em­ployed in the town by of­fer­ing them spe­cial dis­counts.

Fu­ri­ous Fern­hill res­i­dents slammed the district coun­cil for their fur­nished flat pol­icy.

Con­struc­tion gi­ants Laing were to be hauled in front of Glas­gow District Coun­cil over their ac­tions in an es­tate on Burn­side Road, as they had“tram­pled”over plan­ning rules and reg­u­la­tions.

Cathkin, Spring­hall and Whit­law­burn Com­mu­nity Coun­cil ap­proved plans for a credit union in the area to help ease debt.

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