Cameras keep an eye out
Politicians, councillors and guests turn out for the network unveiling Pictured in the November 13 Advertiser of 1992 are regional councillors Pat Donnelly and Jim Jennings, district councillor Eric Burns, Airdrie Development Trust chairman Jim Armstrong and John Smith MP at the launch of the Airdrie Closed Circuit Television Network.
Hundreds of people turned out for the unveiling, which was held at Airdrie police office.
The system consisted of 11 closed circuit cameras in operation in Airdrie town centre 24 hours a day; Labour leader John Smith officially switched them on.
Superintendent Wishart of Strathclyde Police said:“I have total confidence in this system and I’m committed to providing resources.”