From the archives

HEALTHY EATING: Youngsters of Whitelees Primary School are pictured during their Eco Action Day in March 2004.
HEALTHY EATING: Youngsters of Whitelees Primary School are pictured during their Eco Action Day in March 2004.

A look through the files of the Cumbernauld News

This week in 2004

LONG WAIT: Central Scotland list MSP Michael Matheson was demanding to know what had happened to Croy station’s long-awaited upgrade. The planned improvements were almost a year behind schedule. Michael Matheson said he was “amazedc and disappointed by the delay.”

This week in 1989

MAIL ROW: Local MP Norman Hogg agreed to pay a sum of money after breaching a House of Commons rule. He had sent a letter attacking the SNP to businessmen and trade union leaders in the constituency, attacking the SNP’s independendence in Europe campaign. But SNP whip Andrew Welsh complained the letters were on House of Commons stationery to be used only for Parliamentary and constiituency business. After inquiries Mr Hogg admitted an “error” and promised not to do it again.

This week in 1984

RADA BOUND: For the first time ever, a Cumbernauld actor was accepted for a place at the world famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Neil McKinven, of Kildrum, said the two and a half year course would be “a fantastic challenge”, answering “every actor’s dream”.

This week in 1974

ID CARDS: A plan to try and beat under-age drinking by issuing identity cards to over-18’s was being discussed by Cumbernauld magistrates. Bailie Ian Cameron said there was anxiety about under-age drinking in the town, and if East Kilbride’s ID scheme was reckoned a succsss it could be copied locally. However it was also stressed that ultimately it was the licensee’s responsibility to ensure people were legally old enough to be sold alcohol.