Lan­de­mer Day fun is once again upon us

Thou­sands ex­pected to join in with the en­ter­tain­ment

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Ruther­glen will en­joy its big­gest day of the year on Saturday when Lan­de­mer Day takes place on the Main Street.

Thou­sands are ex­pected to de­scend on the town cen­tre to en­joy the en­ter­tain­ment from the main stage, as well as the var­i­ous stalls and rides.

Or­gan­is­ers will be hop­ing for sim­i­lar weather to last week­end when the Burgh swel­tered in the sum­mer heat, although early weather re­ports sug­gest cooler tem­per­a­tures and the pos­si­bil­ity of some rain.

Lan­de­mer week kicked off on Tuesday night with the pri­mary schools fun run in Over­toun Park.

A ‘mu­sic in hos­pi­tals’ event will take place to­day, Wed­nes­day, at 2.30pm with a trio of singers in Rodger Park Care Home.

The Life­style Cen­tre in East­field will host a sports day to­mor­row, Thurs­day, from 10 am with chil­dren par­tic­i­pat­ing in foot­ball, ath­let­ics, touch rugby, hockey, cricket and ten­nis.

At­ten­tion will then turn to the day it­self.

The crown­ing of Lan­de­mer Queen Jen­nifer McLaugh­lin, from Cathkin High, will take place at 11.30am with De­pute Provost Pam Clearie do­ing the hon­ours.

The Queen’s en­ter­tain­ment from James Ai­ton Pri­mary school choir will be fol­lowed by a pip­ing melody by Jamie Wal­lace. The Queen, her court and of­fi­cial will then go to the Ma­sonic Tem­ple, Mel­rose Av­enue for lunch.

The sched­ule for the rest of the day on the stage will be:

12.30pm - Stonelaw High School per­form “Hair­spray” 1pm - Un­cle Red Rock Band 2pm - Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Rock and Pop Choir 2.30pm - Cam­glen Ra­dio Juke­box 3-4.15pm - The Fab­u­lous Bronx Show Band.

A Lan­de­mer com­mit­tee spokesper­son said: “The Lan­de­mer Day Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tee does ask peo­ple at­tend­ing the Lan­de­mer Day to re­frain from spray­ing ‘silly string’ and ‘face paints’ on walls, shop fronts and other vis­i­tors to the gala day and we hope that ev­ery­one has an en­joy­able and safe day.”

Driv­ers are re­minded Ruther­glen Main Street will be closed be­tween Mill Street and Stonelaw Road from 6am un­til 10pm on Saturday. Queen Street will also be closed at the junc­tion with the Main Street.

Di­ver­sions will be in place. Those trav­el­ling east or west are asked to use Rodger Drive while those trav­el­ling from the north should use Queen Street, Potters Way and Glas­gow Road.

Turn to page 29 for our fea­ture on what Lan­de­mer Day looked like 30 years ago.

Roy­alty Lan­de­mer Queen Jen­nifer McLaugh­lin, of Cathkin High (front cen­tre) and her court are ready for the big day

Here for the ride Last year’s event was a mas­sive suc­cess

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