30 YEARS AGO
A Rutherglen family launched an appeal to find the funds needed to send their paralysed daughter to America for special treatment.
A Rutherglen roofing worker tragically died after falling from a four storey building in Glasgow Road.
Rutherglen’s old employment exchange was to be used to create jobs by being converted into shops and offices.
A major new sporting initiative was announced for the streets of Rutherglen and Cambuslang in the shape of a 10-mile road race.
It was claimed that congestion and increased parking would be the direct result of building a new geriatric hospital in Stonelaw Road.
Glenmarnock cyclist Martin Coll became the first Scot in 15 years to win the Girvan international race.