A Rutherglen community was left stunned when a primary school boy was found carrying a knife in broad daylight. The incident led to a group of mums from Burnhill calling for more diversionary activities for young children.
Westburn residents rallied around after the death of James Grant. People in the Cambuslang village launched a fundraising appeal to contribute to the funeral costs of James, who died suddenly at the age of just 49.
Fears were raised that an Irish republican march could lead to violence on the streets of Rutherglen. A group calling themselves the Independent Republican Bands Scotland (IRBS) lodged a notice of intention with South Lanarkshire Council to parade through the town. However, the application was eventually blocked.
MP Margaret Ferrier sparked a fierce row with South Lanarkshire Council over Summerfest funding. She claimed the Cambuslang gala day was getting secondclass treatment compared to Landemer Day in Rutherglen.