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Cumbernauld town centre starts to take shape in this picture, taken from Carbrain Road in the mid 1960s.

Cumbernauld town centre starts to take shape in this picture, taken from Carbrain Road in the mid 1960s.

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A look through the back editions of the Cumbernauld News

1997

Clyde’s top scorer Eddie Annand traded life at Broadwood for Dens Park, in a £70,000 deal. Fan’s favourite, Annand, scored over 50 goals for the Bully Wee in his time there and attracted interest from Hibernian before finally making his move to Dundee.

1987

The Cumbernauld Development Corporation was receiving plaudits from Government Minister, Ian Lang, after it was revealed that the private money invested in the town had doubled. In just a year the amount of money invested had reached a staggering £50 million, with the Mainhead hotel and golf course contributing. “This is a very encouraging pointer to the future growth and prosperity of the area,” Mr Lang praised.

1977

Monklands General Hospital opened its doors for the first time. The £10 million hospital was introduced to take the pressure off of Glasgow and Falkirk’s Royal infirmaries with the people of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth gaining access to the ultra modern facilities. Originally it served a population of 196,000 and was the first hospital, in Scotland, to be built where no such hospital had existed before.

1972

The Cumbernauld Town Council rejected the Salvation Army’s plans to build a £30,000 centre in Clouden Road, Kildrum. Work was expected to start in late ‘72. However after a vote The Council decided to scrap the project. Councillor Kerr Yule said: “There must be other suitable sites in the town for the Salvation Army. I agree that they do a lot of good work but this is not the best site.” High population density had impacted the final decision.

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