30 YEARS AGO

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

A Falk­lands war veteran, his preg­nant wife and their three young chil­dren had been liv­ing in one damp Ruther­glen room be­cause coun­cil red tape was stop­ping them from be­ing re­housed.

A young bride’s wed­ding re­cep­tion was thrown into chaos just weeks be­fore her big day when the ho­tel hold­ing it told her she needed to stump up ex­tra cash.

Ruther­glen and To­ry­glen Com­mu­nity Coun­cil were to re­new their cam­paign for a sec­ond com­mu­nity bus for the area, specif­i­cally to help lo­cal hand­i­capped peo­ple.

Tommy McAvoy be­came Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang’s first new MP in 23 years.

A To­ry­glen playscheme faced clo­sure due to a lack of vol­un­teers.

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