A matter of the heart for Rutherglen locals...
We find out your thoughts on romance
Love is in the air - or is it?
Valentine’s Day is upon us today, Wednesday, but while some people adore that loving feeling, others have criticised it for being tacky and overly commercialised.
We went out onto the streets of Rutherglen to ask locals if they would be doing anything to make the day special, and if they thought it was worth celebrating.
Stevie Burns said: “I think it’s essential to keep the romance alive. If you really value your other half, just do something nice for them - it doesn’t have to be too expensive, just something like making breakfast in bed or some flowers, something that keeps the relationship going and shows that you care.”
Kirsty McDougall was out with her daughter Abigail Johnston.
She said: “I guess it’s a nice idea, to just be kind towards someone that you love. We (Kirsty and her partner) usually just do a wee card and set a limit (on money) so it’s a nice wee gesture to someone you love.”
Lisa Alison said: “Me and my boyfriend think it’s a bit of a waste of time, but he better still get me something!”
Nicola McFarlane said: “It can be a bit overrated, but it’s still a lovely thing for young couples. I’ve been with my man for 10 years and we always try and do something on the day.
“My man’s in the army so is often away but he’ll always send flowers or something and it’s really nice to get them and be reminded that someone cares.”
I think it’s essential to keep romance alive... just do something nice” Stevie Burns
Nice Kirsty McDougall and Abigail Johnston
Valentine Lisa Alison
Flowers Stevie Burns
Lovely Nicola McFarlane