Halfway to Burgh; The Two Towns Local History Show

Rutherglen and Cambuslang have a rich and colourful history dating back many centuries. These two towns have witnessed some really important events in Scottish history.

Carrick McDonald has been putting together some programmes about local history for CamGlen Radio. In these programmes he will be looking back at the two towns, in times gone by, exploring the castles, factories, coalmines and churches of the past, and at the lives of the men and women who are part of our rich local history.

If you have any suggestions for a programme or would like to contribute please email history@camglenradio.org

The first episode looks at the history of the Hoover factory in Cambuslang, from its early days in the second World War until its closure in 2005:

The second and third episodes followed the J & J White Chemical Works in Rutherglen:

The fourth episode focused on the 1,400 year history Rutherglen Old Parish Church, including the important events in Scottish history that have taken place there:

The fifth episode looks at the old picture houses and cinemas of Cambuslang and Rutherglen.

Episode six explores the Rutherglen Boundary Stones which can be found across the Royal Burgh. Carrick meets with members of the Rutherglen Hertiage Society as they audit the remainding stones.

Carrick hosted a mini-series from Monday 30th April which looked at Rutherglen in the 1950s.

Carrick also recorded a 4-part series which looks at Rutherglen Library through the years and some of the resources offered today.

Carrick looks at the history of the shipyard in Rutherglen, whose ships sailed on oceans, lakes and rivers all over the world, and of the remarkable man who was the driving force behind the yard.

Marking the centenary of the end of WW1, this is the history of Cambuslang & District Ex-Servicemen's Club from its troubled early years to its current successes, and includes the remarkable story of the Club's own Victoria Cross holder.