10 YEARS AGO

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

Ri­val gangs fought a run­ning bat­tle in Ruther­glen as a Satur­day night erupted into vi­o­lence, leav­ing five men need­ing hos­pi­tal treat­ment, one of whom suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries.

Build­ing be­gan on an am­bi­tious multi-mil­lion pound project to re­gen­er­ate hous­ing in Cathkin, which would bring 183 new homes to the area.

The ten­der­ing process for the M74 ex­ten­sion got un­der­way, with four of the UK’s big­gest con­struc­tion com­pa­nies mak­ing a joint bid to win the con­tract.

Blair­beth res­i­dents hit out over a pri­vate devel­op­ment in the area, claim­ing that drainage prob­lems were ru­in­ing their gar­dens.

The com­mem­o­ra­tive cairn in hon­our of sol­diers who died in two world wars had been re­stored af­ter it was tar­geted by van­dals.

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