Tommy was a true gentleman liked by all
The entire team at the Reformer was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Tommy Rooney last week.
All of us had dealt with Tommy in the past and we all held him in the highest regard.
The work he carried out for the Rutherglen Community Council was invaluable and I know his colleagues will miss his experience.
On behalf of the Reformer team, I extend our sincerest condolences to Ann, Angela, Elaine and his grandchildren. You can read more tributes to Tommy on page five.
While friends and family will look back on a life led by Tommy Rooney, one local is now looking forward to the next stage in her life.
Pauline Cafferkey will require no introduction to readers. The selfless nurse caught Ebola while fighting the disease in Sierra Leone in 2014.
Next week she will return to the African country and it was great to see her enjoying herself before she went on a famous Glasgow “subcrawl”.
The event was to raise money for the Street Child charity and you can read her thoughts on heading back on page seven.
Elsewhere this week it is great to see Particip8’s community hub in Halfway officially open this weekend (page 24).
The Cambuslang East ward is sorely in need of investment and facilities and hopefully this is a step in the right direction.
I would urge residents to go along as Particp8 are keen to hear what you want to happen at the hub.
Finally, we have a packed letters page this week on page 34. Why not join the debate by getting in touch with us? The details are at the side of the page.