Let’s get out and sup­port Lan­de­mer Day

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

As a young boy grow­ing up in Ruther­glen, Lan­de­mer Day was al­ways a high­light of the year - es­pe­cially the count­less at­tempts at win­ning a plas­tic, orange foot­ball that blew away in the slight­est of breezes.

Back then the event was held in Over­toun Park with a pa­rade on the Main Street.

Things have changed since those days, but the event it­self re­mains as strong as ever and it is al­ways a plea­sure to see the smil­ing faces en­joy­ing the stalls, fun rides and en­ter­tain­ment on the day.

This Saturday sees Lan­de­mer come round once more and it would be fan­tas­tic to see as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble turn out to sup­port Ruther­glen’s big day.

The Lan­de­mer com­mit­tee do a fan­tas­tic job and they have a fine lineup once again this year. You can read all about it on page five.

While we en­joy the fes­tiv­i­ties, thoughts are bound to be with the peo­ple af­fected by last week’s ter­ror­ist atroc­ity in Manch­ester.

The news that Ruther­glen man Piotr Chylewska was se­ri­ously in­jured in the at­tack brought an added sense of poignancy for those liv­ing in the area.

Hope­fully Piotr can fully re­cover from his in­juries. We wish him all the best.

Also this week we have put all six elec­tion can­di­dates un­der the spot­light, quizzing them on a host of top­ics, in­clud­ing Brexit and the pro­posed clo­sure of Cam­bus­lang Job­cen­tre.

With the elec­tion just over a week away ev­ery vote counts and you can read what they had to say on pages 10 and 11.

Fi­nally, if you are look­ing for the ideal sum­mer fash­ions, check out our Dress with Danielle col­umn on page 38 and plan your jour­ney to Lan­de­mer Day with our Road­watch fea­ture on page 16.

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