Let’s get out and support Landemer Day
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.