A look through the files of the Cumbernauld News
This week in 2004
WALKING TALL: Condorrat Primary School pupils walked the walk to combat severe traffic problems at their school. The children, led by their pupil council, wrote to head teacher Catherine Johnstone asking her permission to participate in Walk to School Week, and also wrote to parents and local residents asking them to keep the rutning point at the school gates clear from parked cars.
This week in 1989
SUPER BOWL: It was announced that the biggest bowling alley in Scotland would be built in Cumbernauld. Plans for the new £1.2m leisure complex next to the Tryst were confirmed by District Council director Danny McGowan. The construction work was expected to employ up to 30 people with permanent jobs for the staff thereafter, and the 32-lane alley would be managed by Bedrock Bowls of Glasgow.
This week in 1984
PENTHOUSE RENOVATION: More than £1m was to be spent turning the vacant penthouses at the top of Cumbernauld Town Centre into office accommodation. The redevelopment project was designed to give the older parts of the town centre a fresh look in line with the new Phase IV. The penthouses were part of the original blueprint for Cumbernauld but suffered serious maintenance problems. The last resident moved out in 1982.
This week in 1974
WHITEHALL WOES: There was a jobs shock for Cumbernauld as it emerged that the £4.7m Inland Revenue Computer Centre, which promised to bring a thousand jobs to the town and especially its school leavers, was at least one year behind schedule. An Inland Revenue spokesman blamed cuts made by the previous government for the delay.