All set for Landemer
Big day could be sunny
Landemer Day will take place this Saturday and early weather reports suggest it could be a dry, sunny day.
The event has moved back to the first Saturday of June due to the Scotland v England game at Hampden next week.
And it is a decision that could prove to be advantageous if the Met Office is to be believed.
They are predicting sunny spells with temperatures around 16 degrees and only a 10 per cent chance of rain.
Landemer Queen Abbey McDonald, 13, from Trinity High will be crowned on the Main Street at 11.30am.
The Queen’s entertainment will be provided by Calderwood Primary School choir before a surprise event takes place, with organisers keeping the details close to their chests.
After that the Queen and her court will be taken to the Masonic Hall on Melrose Avenue for the traditional Landemer lunch while the entertainment continues.
At 12.30pm Uncle Red rock band will take to the stage, bringing their brand of old-style rock and roll.
Fresh from an appearance at Burnside Gala Day, girl group Loxie will be on stage at 1.30pm before the Bronx Show Band perform big band classics.
A dance group will also appear and Camglen radio will be on towards the end of the day.
The art competition winners will be presented with their prizes around 4pm.
Throughout the day around 40 stalls representing different organisations will line the street.
Show rides will be situated to the west of the Main Street with a free bouncy castle, police car and fire engine at the east end.
Ian Duncan, secretary of the Landemer Committee, said they are looking forward to a great day.
“We are saying lots of prayers for the weather. If it’s anything like last Saturday then we are in trouble,” he said.
“If it could stay dry that would be super.
“We would encourage people to come along and, if possible, keep their kids away from silly string and spray paint.
“Landemer is about the community coming out.”
330 school pupils are due to take part in the Landemer triathalon.
Ian added: “That has been a great success with all those kids getting involved.”
Turn to page 31 for our guide to what is on in Rutherglen and Cambuslang this summer.
Stall right nowAround 40 stalls will line Main Street