Rutherglen Landemer Day's 50th anniversary celebration a huge success despite rain

-Credit: (Image: Stuart Vance/ReachPlc)
-Credit: (Image: Stuart Vance/ReachPlc)


The rain might have decided to attend Landemer Day this year but that didn’t stop Rutherglen residents turning out in droves to mark the 50th anniversary of the gala celebration.

Thousands of people turned out on Rutherglen Main Street on Saturday for the golden anniversary of Landemer Day since its resumption in 1974.

The day kicked off at 11.30am when the Cambuslang Parish Church Pipe Band marched from Stonelaw Road to the stage outside of the library.

The Crowning Ceremony of Queen Cora Murray from Stonelaw High followed before the finalists of the Rutherglen 900 Logo Competition were presented with certificates.

However, the live entertainment was cut short by heavy rainfall.

Corra Murray being crowned Landemer Queen -Credit:Stuart Vance/ReachPlc
Corra Murray being crowned Landemer Queen -Credit:Stuart Vance/ReachPlc

Chair of the Landemer Committee Jim Nixon said: “Unfortunately, the live entertainment had to be pulled as the electronics weren’t covered.

“Thankfully the weather wasn’t as bad as a few years ago when we had to move everything indoors. Overall, the day was a huge success.

“I would like to thank everyone involved from the stall holders to the entertainers, particularly our Landemer Queen and her court. Hopefully, everyone who turned up had a great day.”

The rides were a hit with visitors -Credit:Stuart Vance/ReachPlc
The rides were a hit with visitors -Credit:Stuart Vance/ReachPlc

Councillor Robert Brown, who presented the Rutherglen 900 certificates, added: "There was a fair turnout around the stalls and it was a great day.

"I did the presentation for the Rutherglen 900 logo competition. Hopefully the Rutherglen 900 will be an opportunity to revamp Landemer going forward and allow us the chance to try something new down the line."

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