10 YEARS AGO...

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

A Ruther­glen mum was able to look for­ward to the New Year hav­ing been given the gift of life - af­ter she was given the all clear for HIV, fol­low­ing a health scare when a thug stabbed her with a nee­dle while she was out shop­ping.

A Burn­side min­is­ter launched an at­tack on Celtic fans, claim­ing their us­age of the Fields of Athenry was of­fen­sive to Rangers sup­port­ers.

The Wool­worths store on Ruther­glen Main Street, a fix­ture there for gen­er­a­tions, was to close at the start of the year af­ter the chain fell into ad­min­is­tra­tion with debts of £385 mil­lion.

A com­mem­o­ra­tive mag­a­zine that looked at the his­tory of Cathkin High was re­leased, cov­er­ing the first 38 years of the school’s ex­is­tence.

Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen were awarded a Cer­tifi­cate of Com­mit­ment from the United Na­tions, in recog­ni­tion of their pro­mo­tion of breast­feed­ing.

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