30 YEARS AGO
Rutherglen and Cambuslang voters were poised to return a Labour MP in the general election, after a Reformer poll showed the party firmly in the lead.
A top health board official pledged that Rutherglen’s new £11 million hospital was set to go ahead, although doubts still remained over the designation of the much-delayed hospital.
Police were investigating a malicious blaze which destroyed £20,000 worth of whisky bottles at a bond in Duchess Road, Rutherglen.
A local headteacher warmly praised a schools soccer tournament for having an anti-drugs message.
The year’s Landemer Day celebrations took place and proved a hit, being blessed by sunny weather.