Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

Re­lief was in sight for a hand­ful of Ruther­glen ten­ants forced for months to live in hous­ing squalor as a pub­lic lo­cal in­quiry into the Mill Street re­align­ment plans was to go ahead.

Two de­vel­op­ers had ap­plied for per­mis­sion to build an‘up­mar­ket es­tate’on the Mor­ris­ton Park play­ing fields in Cam­bus­lang.

A Ru­glo­nian brother and sis­ter who had both left Scot­land to move to Aus­tralia and Amer­ica had an emo­tional re­union af­ter meet­ing for the first time in 44 years.

Fierce op­po­si­tion was mount­ing in Ruther­glen over con­tro­ver­sial govern­ment plans to abol­ish the Scot­tish Spe­cial Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion.

Glen­cairn drew 4-4 with Shet­tle­ston in a thrilling game, blow­ing a 4-2 lead.

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