FROM THE ARCHIVES

GOING UP: A view of Canadian timber frame houses under construction at Cumbernauld, believed to be taken in 1966.
GOING UP: A view of Canadian timber frame houses under construction at Cumbernauld, believed to be taken in 1966.

A look the through the files of the Cumbernauld News

This week in 1997

ST Maurice’s Hgh School pupil James Millar was on top of the world after landing a top geography award. Brainy James Millar (16), was the winner of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society John Bartholemew essay contest. He had written a piece on the proposed M80 extension. Entitled “The Missing Link,” his essay looked at all of the arguments from campaigners and included maps and graphs.

This week in 1987

DIY giants B&Q praised the quality of Cumbernauld jobseekers after 3,000 applications came in for jobs at their new store in the town.
Local job centre manager Anne Mackintosh said: “We did say to them that they would have no problems in filling any of the vacancies.” Two years earlier 4,000 people had lined up to collect application forms for BOC Storeshield in Lenziemill.

This week in 1977

Royal Family fan Agnes Guilbert of Abronhill won a £100 cut glass goblet in a Silver Jubilee competition held by Cinzano and the Co-Op by completing a quiz on past and present Royals and composing a special toast in honour of the Queen.

This week in 1972

HUNDREDS of pupils at Our Lady’s High School were to work overtime to combat a teacher shortage. The shortage was severe enough that first-year pupils would no longer be taught maths while second and third years would have their lessons cut by one third. Also, French was to be dropped for first and second years. Rector Peter Craigen asked parents to send their children to additional classes after normal school hours to catch up on their studies. The crisis was the result of a number of resignations and a general drop in the number of teachers available.