FROM THE ARCHIVES

Tae Kwon Do competitors at Cumbernauld's Tryst Centre back in 1986
Tae Kwon Do competitors at Cumbernauld's Tryst Centre back in 1986

A look through the back issues of the Cumbernauld News.

1996

CUMBERNAULD Theatre was handed a lifeline after securing a £23,000 grant from North Lanarkshire Council. The welcome news followed months of speculation that NLC’s leading Labour group could provide a safety net for the troubled venue. When it finally materialised council leader Harry McGuigan said: “It has not been easy to find this extra help given our tight budgetry constraints but we do believe it is important to avoid any possibility of closure.’’

1986

THE TRYST became a hub for swimmers from the UK and beyond when the Cumbernauld Open Swim Meet attracted competitors like Adrian Moorhouse. “The Cumbernauld pool is absolutely magic to swim in,’’ said the European and Commonwealth champion after two winning swims. One marked the highest speed recorded for the 200 metres breast stroke in that year - the world over!

1976

RESCUE hero James Grant received an award after pulling a new town couple out a blazing car. James (33) of Glenacre Road rescued Abronhill’s James Winning and his wife Helen following a collision in Glasgow’s Royston Road. Mr Grant and two policemen were awarded for their heroic and selfless endeavours at Strathclyde Regional Council.

1971

A FILM about Cumbernauld won an award at a Czech film festival. Cumbernauld Town For Tomorrow was selected for entry by the British Embassy in Prague. It had been imported to 80 countries and translated into 30 languages.

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