Hallowe’en fright time excuse for spooky fun
Kids love any excuse to eat and dress up
With Hallowe’en just days away, the Rutherglen Reformer took to the streets to ask residents what they love most about October 31.
Most people agreed that it had become ‘too commercial’ but delighted in the happiness it provides children who enjoy looking for best costume and having fun with friends.
One noticeable change over the years however, is the number of people trick or treating on doorsteps.
Laura Robertson, a nursery worker from Cambuslang, said: “The kids love it. They love any excuse to dress up and eat sweets.
“We used to get a lot of youngsters, we rarely get them at the door now, It’s more parties now for children.”
Barry Newbigging said: “I work nights so I miss a lot of the kids coming to the door.
“I liked it when I was younger, I used to go around the neighbours and had enough sweets to keep me going for the next year.”
John McKinnon from Cambuslang said Hallowe’en is ‘not what it used to be’.
He said: “I think a lot of people are more wary of opening their doors in the dark. “When I was a kid I loved it. “We wanted to be as devilish and mischievous as we could.
“We would tie thread to a letter box, hide behind a hedge and pull it to rap the door.”
Jim Crawford from Rutherglen said: “It was different when I was small. You went into people’s houses, you sang or told them a joke.”
I use to go round the neighbours and had enough sweets to last all year . . . Barry Newbigging
Dress up Laura Robertson
Memories John McKinnon
Sweetie stash Barry Newbigging
Commercial Jim Crawford