Ed­i­tor’s note

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

It is very easy to be cyn­i­cal in this day and age.

That is why we should grab any good news we can and make sure we high­light it.

This week a ma­jor at­trac­tion opened right on our doorstep.

The Flip Out tram­po­line fa­cil­ity in Ruther­glen rep­re­sents mil­lions of the pounds worth of in­vest­ment and has cre­ated 150 jobs in the lo­cal area.

This is a good news story and one the area could do with.

We have al­ready seen the mag­nif­i­cent Cuningar Loop park open in the town as the re­gen­er­a­tion of ar­eas once blighted by in­dus­trial waste and neglect are trans­formed.

Hope­fully at­trac­tions such as these will per­suade even more busi­nesses to look to Ruther­glen when they are con­sid­er­ing a move or a devel­op­ment.

You can read our re­port on the open­ing of Flip Out on page 36.

On pages 10 and 11 you can read the sec­ond part of our fo­cus on each coun­cil ward in the lead up to next month’s elec­tion.

This week we have turned the spot­light on Ruther­glen South, talk­ing to vot­ers in ar­eas like Burn­side and Fern­hill.

Our Gos­sip Girl Leah Macrae makes a wel­come re­turn with her col­umn on page 13.

Poor Leah is still re­cov­er­ing from a snapped Achilles’ ten­don which hap­pened dur­ing the first night of her one-wo­man show.

Ev­ery­one at the Re­former wishes Leah a speedy re­cov­ery.

We have also taken a step back in time 25 years to when Celtic an­nounced they wanted to build a new sta­dium right here in Cam­bus­lang.

On April 15, 1992, the club’s of­fi­cial mag­a­zine, the Celtic View, ran a front page declar­ing “Par­adise found”.

Of course the move never hap­pened, but on page 31 we look back on one of Scot­tish foot­ball’s most fa­mous sto­ries.

Fi­nally, you can tell it is elec­tion time once more be­cause we have a packed let­ters page on page 34.

Do not for­get you can have your say by email­ing news@ruther­glen­re­former.co.uk or by writ­ing to Ruther­glen Re­former, One Cen­tral Quay, Glas­gow, G3 8DA.

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