All set for Lan­de­mer

Big day could be sunny

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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