A mat­ter of the heart for Ruther­glen lo­cals...

We find out your thoughts on ro­mance

Rutherglen Reformer - - Editor's Note - Jonathan Ged­des

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

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