A look through the files of the Cumbernauld News
This week in 2003
TOURIST TREAT: The luxury of a warm welcome at Glasgow Airport was all down to local lass Emma Sims. The travel and tourism student from Cumbernauld was among those picked to greet visitors and improve customer services at the busy hub.
This week in 1988
CASH BAN: A move to cut local dole queues was effectively a victim of its own success. The Strathclyde Employment Grants scheme was suspended owing to the high demand for the monies involved. It was found that the target of creating 3320 had been reached, and the drawbridge came down on the grant.
This week in 1983
PAVILLion INFERNO: Police were investigating a fire which left Cumbernauld Thistle and Cumbernauld Amateurs without a base. The fire broke out just shortly after workmen had finished refurbishing the building. And the recovery operation was hampered as Thistle’s team manager Barry Duncan was on holiday in Tenerife. Leisure boss Danny McGowan said: ‘‘We’ve had plumbers, electricians, painters and joiners in to tidy up the pavillion. I haven’t even got the bills in and now 75 per cent of it is destroyed.’’
This week in 1973
GRADUATE STAR: Linda Gunyon (22) of Carbrain was the first ever female graduate of Glasgow School of Art in town planning. She had shared a class with 23 males and the highlight of her course had been a six week educational tour of Scandanavia to see how other towns were laid out. Linda said: ‘‘I think I’ve struck a blow for women’s lib.’’ Her first job was a research project which had the potential to see a new town brought to the Clydebank area.