30 YEARS AGO
Rutherglen police were winning the battle on crime, according to new figures seen by the Reformer that showed offences committed in the Burgh and Cambuslang had dropped by 20 per cent in 1986.
Four local families were being sentenced to live in appalling conditions for a further two years, as the Secretary of State pondered their future.
Staff at Rutherglen’s DHSS and unemployment benefit offices made a nervous return to work after having taken industrial action over a 15 per cent pay claim.
Rutherglen Tenants Association gave the thumbs down to the district council’s‘points for houses’ allocation system.
Bankhead Primary pupils and staff returned from the Easter break to the depressing news the school had been vandalised again.