30 YEARS AGO
Anxious neighbours in Rutherglen and Cambuslang battled through walls of snow several feet high in a bid to reach elderly people who were trapped in their freezing homes.
Thieves wrecked Rutherglen library during a break-in, making off with a television and several computer and audio cassettes.
It was announced that the John Menzies shop in Rutherglen’s Mitchell Arcade was to close and uncertainty surrounded the shop’s 14 members of staff.
There were surprising links between Rutherglen and Africa as two Stonelaw High pupils told how they have formed penpal friendships with youngsters in Burkina Faso.
Hard-to-let flats in the“housing blackspot”of Castlemilk were set to be leased to students.