From the archives

LIVE SOUND: The Metronomes, a band popular throughout the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth area, are pictured in the early 1960s. The line-up was Hugh McCann (guitar), James Rafferty (trumpet), Archie Cranie (trombone), Robert Millar (drums), Pat Rafferty (bass guitar), Eddie Coleman (piano) and Jim Doherty (vocalist), who contributed this picture

LIVE SOUND: The Metronomes, a band popular throughout the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth area, are pictured in the early 1960s. The line-up was Hugh McCann (guitar), James Rafferty (trumpet), Archie Cranie (trombone), Robert Millar (drums), Pat Rafferty (bass guitar), Eddie Coleman (piano) and Jim Doherty (vocalist), who contributed this picture

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A look through the files of the Cumbernauld News

This week in 2004

LIBRARY MOSAIC SURPRISE: One aspect of the much welcomed refit of Cumbernauld Library disappointed some library users – and local councillors – when a mosaic laid by special needs pupils at Glencryan School was replaced by a carpet. Library chief John Fox explained that ‘time had not been kind to the mosaic’ and that it had to be lifted to carry out necessary floor repairs. Due to the damaged state of the tiles it would not be possible to re-lay the Mosaic.

This week in 1989

TOWN CENTRE PLANS: Cumbernauld and Kilsyth District Council drew up a multi-million pound shopping list for Cumbernauld, calling for more houses, more leisure facilities, extra health centres, a hospital and a crematorium as part of their submission in response to the Scottish Office discussion document on the wind-up of Scotland’s five New Town authorites.

This week in 1984

DOUBLE DEAL: The District Council was looking likely to deal a rents blow and provide a rates boost – council tenants facing a 75p per week cent rents increase but district rates are set to be pegged at 28p in the £ for the third year running – the housing and works committee recommendations were to be decided by the full council later in the month.

This week in 1974

PROSPECTS: Cumbernauld was experiencing a small scale jobs explosion – despite economic gloom and the three day week, with employment figures down according to the Department of Employment. Woolco were offering housewives a boost with ‘twilight shifts’ while The Loveable Company of Blairlinn and Wardpark were due to have 200 posts to fill after going on to a five-day week.