Landemer Day fun is once again upon us
Thousands expected to join in with the entertainment
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