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alziel St Andrew’s Parish Church in Motherwell this week received a grant of £30,000 from the Environmental Key Fund to help restore the church’s pipe organ. The Walcker Opus 876 pipe organ, which is over 110 years old, is of national and historical interest, and an integral part of the church. Unfortunately due to its age and recent harsh winters, the organ does not work properly and is in need of major restoration work. Thanks to the grant from the Environmental Key Fund, Dalziel St Andrew’s Parish Church has taken a major step towards raising the required £180,000 to restore the organ. The EKF was established in 2004 to distribute Landfill Community Fund money to assist environmental and community initiatives in North Lanarkshire, and over the next two years will make grant support of £750,000 available to worthy causes. Any non-profit organisation based in North Lanarkshire can apply for EKF funding, and in recent years a wide range of local projects such as churches and children’s playgroups have received around £900,000 from the fund, whilst an additional £240,000 has been gifted to community and environmental projects. The EKF is currently looking for funding applications for its Main Grants Programme, which can provide grants of up to £30,000 to a variety of initiatives, such as the repair or restoration of a place of worship, or

(L-R): Douglas Graham, Cllr John Pentland, Minister Derek Hughes and Alex Baird at the handover of the cheque

a building of historical or architectural significance. The EKF is also seeking applications for its Small Grants Programme, which can provide grants of up to £2,000 for small scale community projects. Any applications for the Small Grants Programme must be received by 3rd December 2010. Councillor John Pentland, chairman of the EKF, LANARKSHIRE’S LARGEST, OLDEST & THE BEST said “We are delighted to award Dalziel St Andrew’s DRY CLEANERS SINCE 1987

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to apply for funding as soon as possible to be in with a chance of receiving this invaluable help”. Alex Baird, Chairman of the Congregation Board at Dalziel St Andrew’s Parish Church, said “The £30,000 we received from the Environmental Key Fund will make a vital contribution towards restoring this muchadmired instrument. It has played an important role in local churchgoers’ lives for over 100 years and is an integral part of the Church.” Reverend Derek Hughes of Dalziel St Andrew’s Parish

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EDITORS COMMENTS Hello and welcome again to your new copy of your favourite newspaper The HUB. We have fully recovered from our birthday shenanigans and now it is back to business as usual.

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Like any other business, we at The HUB have a strategic plan and we try at all costs to keep on track with our plans. To date, we are actually ahead of our plans with the business growing at a steady pace. If we take stock, we now have two publications serving Lanarkshire which is helping to grow our brand. There will be some changes in the not so distant future and I will share these with you in due course. I believe in communication and it is through clear communication that we all achieve what we set out to do. What I can say though is it will involve another HUB being launched! So, over the past week or so we have been involved in many of the fun, action packed events that have been taking place across the county. It must have summer fete season as we attended many of these events covering the good news/feel good factor. Aitkenhead and John Paul II Primary hosted event as did BUPAs Highgate Care Home. Our friend, MP Tom Clarke also did a scheduled visit to Highgate where he managed to talk to the Scott Mochar, Editor residents and staff. Not forgetting him taking time out to talk to us as well! The annual Horticultural Society event was held at the Bothwell Parish Church which saw record entries. The new community garden had been helping the entries this year as young Miss R Bryson (8) from Bothwell was awarded a second for her cauliflower. The Shadow Cabinet held a meeting at Motherwell College where they were also given a tour of the new college by Principal Hugh Logan before meeting Lanarkshire Carers and we caught up with Bothwell Montessori Nursery kids at the new Bothwell Community Garden. Over at Hamilton College we met up with the new intake of P1s on their new venture of starting school then met the team at Dalziel St Andrew’s Church in Motherwell as they collected a nice cheque for £30,000 to help restore the church organ. I would like to congratulate Cllr Jim McGuigan for being selected to stand for MSP at the forthcoming elections. Finally, our success comes from us working together and I thank you all for your continued support.

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Around 80 people attended a special event at The Orb Pub in Bellshill on the 26th August to celebrate the achievements of learners in Bellshill. Christine Pollock, North Lanarkshire’s Council’s executive director of Learning and Leisure Services, presented learners from the Bellshill area with their certificates. Learners who attended had participated in a wide range of groups and courses including IT, literacy and numeracy, parenting and healthy living. Amongst the many achievements recognised were adult

learners who received Discovery Awards in both bronze and silver categories. Lucy Roy, Community Learning and Development commented, ‘ The evening was a real success and was great to see the achievements of local learners recognised and awarded.’ Myra Murray, Bellshill Community learning and Development’s locality manager, hosted the Celebration of Learning event and thanks to everyone who attended was extended by Bill Davidson, Lifelong Learning manager.


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itkenhead Primary School held a successful Fun night, which was enjoyed by adults and children alike, in order to raise funds to purchase new interactive smart boards for the school. Visitors to the event were treated to amusements and activities, including the chance to meet a Strathclyde Fire & Rescue crew, and climb aboard a fire engine. Various competitions were held, such as the traditional “Hook a Duck” and “Hula Hoop” competitions, and the fun but slightly unusual “Wellie Throwing” competition where adults and kids hurled willies as far as they could to try and win Livingwell gym passes or family swim tickets. Competitions such as “Guess the name of the bear” not only helped raise funds for the school, but kept the participants in suspense until the winning name was announced later in the evening. In addition to the competitions and events, there was also musical entertainment provided by the 1st Viewpark Boys Brigade Pipe Band. The night was a huge success, and raised almost £3,000 towards school funds. Aitkenhead Primary School are extremely grateful to all who donated generous prizes to the event, gave up their time to assist with the event, and who attended and pledged their support.

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entral Scotland MSP Margaret Mitchell was delighted to welcome the Leader of the Scottish NP MSP John Wilson, has today welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government of Conservatives, Annabel Goldie and £400,000 funding through the Safer Streets initiative. other members of theScotland shadow Cabinet Every local authority throughout is invited to apply for funding from the Scottish Government to ensure that£70m people going out for the night can enjoy themselves in a safe environment. tohelp the new Motherwell College Last year’s Safer Streets funding awards benefited on the former Ravenscraig site. projects around Scotland. North Lanarkshire

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Donna told The HUB; “this is a charity that is very close to my heart – given that my nana suffers from the condition. This disease has no cure, and not many people actually know about it and I really want to raise awareness about the condition.” Paul managed to have successful races, coming second three times and third in his final race. He even managed to shave several seconds off his personal best lap time. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition and in the UK and over 120,000 people suffer from it. In other words, one person in every 500 has Parkinson’s. Typically most suffers are also over 50 years of age. The condition can develop in anyone and more high profiler suffers of the condition include Michael J Fox, Muhammed Ali and Johnny Cash. Basically, people with Parkin-

benefited from £26,000 which was used for community safety initiatives including high visibility police patrols in ‘hot spot’ areas, targeting of drink drivers and targeting enforcement of problem premises and locations. After chairing a meeting of the shadow The Safer Streets initiative cabinet, Anabel Goldie was joined by is a nationally directed, locally Councillor Linsey McKay, for a tour of delivered programme, building the college. upon existing partnership working to conduct high visibility, high impact, joint Commenting on the visit, Margaret initiatives to reduce alcoholsaid: “My colleagues couldn’t fail related violence and disorder in city and town centres. to be impressed with the fantastic Long term, it aims to new college at Ravenscraig, and the encourage Community Safety enthusiasm of the principal, Hugh Partnerships to build capacity, encourage innovation, deliver a Logan. The college is at the cutting sustainable change to practice edge in terms of providing vocational, and share that practice. innovative and highly skilled courses. John Wilson MSP said: “Last Annabel Goldie year’s funding award oftalking £26,000 to some of the students offered far-reaching benefits The whole ethos of Motherwell College across North Lanarkshire. is truly inspirational and it was a tremendouslyFrom uplifting visit alltowho had the pleasure of seeing the redesigned taxi for queues improve passenger safety to an college and hearing about the many and varied courses on offer.” increase in high visibility police patrols in target areas” Conservative Leader Annabel Goldie also praised positive activities of the college, and also pressed “Saferthe Streets funding has a key role in improving for better vocational training for young people, played stressing that youngsters were often unprepared for the safety and confidence over opportunities presented by such training. the winter months, which will be enhanced by this extra The Conservatives also met with members of North funding.”Lanarkshire Carers Get Together. Annabel took the

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he winners of Tesco Uddingston’s raffle, which took place on Friday 13th of August, have been announced. The lucky winners, who have won a trolley full of groceries, are a Mrs Cunningham from Uddingston, and a Mr Telfer from Bothwell. The raffle raised £573.81 for CLIC Sargent, bringing the total raised by the store for the charity to £1596.73. For such a small store this is an excellent achievement, and a credit to

son’s don’t have enough of a chemical called dopamine. This has happened because some nerve cells in their brain have died and without dopamine people can find that their movements become slower so it takes longer to do things. Perhaps the most worrying statistic is that there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s and they don’t actually know why people get the condition. Donna said; “I would like to thank Paul for agreeing to help us out with the charity and everyone who sponsored him. For me, this is just a start and I hope to raise more money next time around.”

the generosity of store staff and customers. Tesco’s Community Champion Liz Robertson, and Store Manager Gayle Mullen would like to take this opportunity to thank staff for their hard work which helped make the day such a success. They would also like to extend their gratitude to the store customers in their support of this event, and all the events that have been held within the Store.

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At the beginning of the summer, Liz and other ladies from the store participated in the 5k Race for Life around Glasgow Green. Liz would like to take this opportunity to thank the ladies for raising £921.00 for Cancer Research UK, and for making the event such a great day.

Tesco are hosting their Community Fayre in the car park on Sunday 26th September and would like to extend an invitation to all of their customers, family and friends to come along on the

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Summary: Hotmail has once again made changes to their web based email service, and once again some users are unhappy. Yet, Hotmail needs to change.

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Hotmail’s new format is horrible. It adds replies to other files I have and groups things I don’t want grouped. Can you get them to stop all this? It attaches things together I want to get rid of and can’t then get rid of. And I can’t get in touch with Hotmail. Can you?

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Change Is Inevitable: Get Used To It I have to put it that bluntly, but things are going to change. Period. There’s no getting around it, and no avoiding it. There’s also no going back. In fact, as much as you might not like it, change is critical to Hotmail’s very survival. If they don’t change - if they don’t keep up with, or even surpass other competing email and web services, they will eventually wither and die. “... I’m willing to bet that more people like the new way than then old.” Hotmail must continue to change in order to compete. You might not like the changes that they’ve made, but one thing that I can assure you they don’t do is make changes frivolously or “just for the heck of it”. Any changes you see are the result of research and ongoing tests to make Hotmail (or whatever service we might be talking about) more useful to more people. Based on all that research and testing I’m willing to bet that more people like the new way than the old. That doesn’t help if you’re not one of those “more people”, but it is what it is. Hotmail has changed, and will continue to change so as to compete and be more useful to more people. So, what if you don’t like it?

I see two options. Don’t Use Hotmail on the Web The changes we’re talking about are all to the web interface to Hotmail. If you visit Hotmail and read your email through your browser (IE or Firefox or whatever) - by visiting hotmail.com or one of the Windows Live sites that then has a link to Hotmail - you’re using the web interface. Stop using that. That’s what keeps changing. Instead, get and learn how to use a desktop email program like Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird or any of hundreds of others. Using those programs you’ll download your email and read it on your PC. The interface you’ll use is that of which ever email program you use. It won’t change until or unless you upgrade or change it - it’s totally in your control. There are lots of pros and cons choosing web or desktop based email but one of the huge pros of a desktop email program is that you’re in control. Not good enough? There’s one other option. Don’t Use Hotmail Vote with your feet. Stop using Hotmail and you’ll no longer be subject to the changes that they might make. Naturally, I prefer that you move to a paid email account with real customer support, but if you want - another free email account like Google Mail, or Yahoo might make as much sense as any. One warning, though: don’t think that moving will isolate you from changes. Services like Google and Yahoo also have to compete and do, themselves, make changes from time to time. Perhaps you’ll like their “flavor” of change better, but don’t think that whatever you move to might not change. Change is inevitable. Particularly when it comes to competing web services.

othwell Horticultural Society held their Annual Show in Bothwell Parish Church Centre, Main Street, Bothwell. New Society President, Mrs Avril Clark, welcomed a large audience to the opening ceremony and immediately spoke about the sad and unexpected death of President, Bill Grimmond, in June. Bill had served the Society very well in the posts of Secretary for a long number of years and latterly as President. He had contributed much to the cause of gardening not only in the local community but also served on the Scottish Gardeners Forum where his contribution had been recognised. Mrs Clark then introduced Emeritus Professor Ross Lorimer who resides in Bothwell, and invited him to open the Show. Professor Lorimer’s interest  in  studying medicine came from a family history and  the early days of the health service. During a distinguished medical career, Professor Lorimer was renowned for his work as a physican and cardiologist in the University of Glasgow teaching wing at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he stayed until his retiral. Thereafter, he was President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and also worked for the Scottish Office chairing specialty committees. Professor Lorimer thanked the President and Committee for their invitation to open the Show. Being raised in Uddingston, he was delighted to be addressing an audience in Bothwell. His father was a keen gardener and grew vegetables, including many shallots, which to this day he still has an aversion. He particularly singled out for praise the role of the lowly earthworm in improving soil conditions which produce exceptionally good plant specimens as seen in the Show. He also praised the Society for promoting good horticulture in the community which has resulted in today’s delightful display of flowers and vegetables. He then took much pleasure in declaring the Annual Show open. Show secretary, Ken Hamilton, then invited Mrs Fiona Lorimer to present the trophies to the main prize-winners as well as to the successful pupils in the school’s poster competition. The Society were delighted to receive a new Trophy this year. The Brian Sherry Memorial Trophy for photographs donated by Mrs Maria Sherry was awarded for the first time jointly to Lindsay Robertson and George Waterston. A record number of entries were received this year, and this was particularly evident in the Vegetable and Photography Sections. Mrs Lorimer then accepted a bouquet of flowers very professionally presented by 5-year old Ellie Gray as a token of thanks from the Society. The official proceedings then

BOTHWELL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, LIST OF 2010 WINNERS came to a close with a Vote of Thanks to all by Society VicePresident, Mrs Morag Smith. SECTION I - POT PLANTS FLOWERING, THE RALSTON TROPHY - Tom Goodsir. SECTION II - CUT FLOWERS, DR WILLIAM M BUCHANAN CUP - William Miller. SECTION III CHRYSANT/DAHLIA THE EDWARD DARROCH TROPHY - Dr Ken Chisholm. SECTION IV - DECORATIVE, DR J FORREST-HAMILTON TROPHY - Mrs Margaret Miller. SECTION V - POT PLANTS-FOLIAGE & FRUIT THE J WILSON PATERSON CUP - Tom Goodsir. SECTION VI - MULTI POT PLANT DISPLAY, THE DEREK A HARLEY TROPHY - John Willis. SECTION VII – CACTI AND BONSAI, THE JOSEPH CLARK MEMORIAL TROPHY - Ian Wilson. SECTION VIII - ROSES, THE McGIRR ROSE CUP - Colin McDowall. SECTION IX - VEGETABLES, THE VIOLET ROSE CUP Richard Birkett. BEST EXHIBIT - VEGETABLES NATIONAL VEGETABLE SOCIETY MEDAL - Richard Birkett (for Leeks). SECTION XII - HOME INDUSTRIES - BAKING, THE TUNNOCK CUP - Miss Emily Barr. SECTION XII - HOME INDUSTRIES - PRESERVES, THE CHAPMAN CUP - Mrs Avril Clark. SECTION XII - HOME INDUSTRIES - HANDICRAFTS, THE MRS J K CHISHOLM CUP Mrs Elspeth Russell. SECTION XIII - PAINTING - OIL, THE JOHN WILSON MEMORIAL TROPHY - No Exhibits. SECTION XIII - PAINTING - WATER COLOUR, THE MARY FOULIS QUAICH - George Waterston. SECTION XIII - PAINTING - ANY OTHER MEDIUM THE FLEMING CUP - Mrs Elizabeth Ann Stewart. SECTION XIV - PHOTOGRAPHY, THE ROBERT F MILLER TROPHY George Waterston. SECTION XIV - PHOTOGRAPHY, THE BRIAN SHERRY MEMORIAL TROPHY - Joint Winners: Lindsay

Robertson & George Waterston. SECTION XV - JUNIORS (10 YRS AND UNDER), THE ROSS McKELLAR TROPHY - Winner: Jennifer Docherty, Runner-up: Cara Richardson. SECTION XV - JUNIORS (BETWEEN 11 AND 15 YEARS), THE HEATHER WARDROP TROPHY - Winner: Laura Docherty, RunnerUp: Matthew McDonald. SECTION XVI - BOTHWELL

MASTER GARDENER, MASTER GARDENER TROPHY - Richard Birkett. SECTION XVIII FLORAL ART, THE ATTWOOD TAYLOR CUP - Mrs Moira Hall

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Golfers Unite for Mary’s Meal

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ary’s Meals hosted a charity golf event at Bellshill Golf Club last week with 168 people playing golf to help raise funds for the charity. A total of 42 teams of 4 competed in the event which managed to raise over £4600. The teams paid £100 per four ball to take part in the texas scramble style tournament. The winning team was: Alan Saunders Neil Saunders Brian Morrell Frank McBride. The winning score was 51.9. First prize was a 4 ball at Dalmahoy golf

club and a commemorative salver each (both prizes donated). Mary’s Meals would like to extend thanks to all who donated prizes for the day, and particularly to Tom Mclaughlin for his organisation of the day. Special thanks to Bellshill Golf Club who donated the use of the course for the whole day. Alan Brown, Operations manager with Mary’s Meals said “A fantastic day was had by everyone and the weather was especially kind. I am very grateful to Bellshill Golf club and staff for hosting the event.”

Pictured above is the new intake of P1’s at Hamilton College. The children all aged between 4 and 5 will be taught by teachers Mrs. Carol Haire & Mrs Sheila Glen for the next school year.


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great day was had by all on at the annual Highgate BUPA Care Home fete. The popular event was duly opened this year by Mrs Mima Kelly who is also a resident at Highgate. Everyone had a great time sifting through the bargains, enjoying the home baking and white elephant stalls. The local community showed fantastic support for the event with the families and friends of Highgate helping to raise just over £1000 on the day. Talking to The HUB about the event and funds

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he PTA at John Paull II Primary School hosted their summer fun day recently where members of the community could come along and have some fun with everyone connected with the school – all in aid of boosting the school funds. The event which took place

at St Columba’s Church in Viewpark was officially opened by cllr Jim McCabe. Many activities for the whole family to participate were on offer ranging from face painting, bouncy slides, football, raffles and a whole host more. There were also martial arts and dance displays for everyone

to enjoy. Head Teacher Margaret Brady told The HUB; “This was a successful event. The PTA made a tremendous effort to ensure that everyone enjoyed the day, they raised a total of £1800 which will contribute to the pupils’ visit to the Pantomime. A great day was had by all.”

raised, Care Home Manager Iain Ballantyne said; “Raising such an amount is truly staggering and I would like to extend a huge big thank you to all who supported us. An action group had been formed in Highgate and without their support we would not have managed so a huge big Highgate thank you to Pat& Libby, Liz and Alan, Arlene and Mary and Elaine and to all who helped on the day.” He continued; “We are donating part of the proceeds to Alzheimer Scotland to ensure they continue with their invaluable work.”

Liber8 Lanarkshire Ltd is proud to announce the launch their new Early Intervention programme called “In The Know”. Being funded through the Scottish Community Foundation, the programme will target Late primary and early secondary pupils in the Hamilton / Blantyre catchment areas by delivering age appropriate materials surrounding the issues with alcohol. The aim of the programme is to have a significant impact on the negative aspects of possible alcohol misuse both now and in the future. This will be achieved by the delivery of a new pack designed by Liber8 to raise awareness of both current and future issues surrounding alcohol and its use, by offering a programme which challenges perceptions and looks to break the cycle of behaviour at an early stage of growth. The programme has been developed in accordance with the Curriculum for Excellence and promotes links with a variety of areas within the curriculum like art, health and wellbeing, drama and literacy. In the Know has been designed to be interactive with different sets of activities used during the 6 weeks. Linsay Elliot, the Early Intervention stated, “The In The Know project can provide support for parents, carers and teachers and is a flexible tool designed to meet individual school needs. Options can be arranged to include: Participation in parents’ evenings, after school sessions and staff in service days. Tam Penman, Head of Youth Services commented that the new programme has already been through its Pilot phase and is a welcomed addition to the work of Liber8 Lanarkshire. For more information contact Linsay Elliot on 01698 825114 or LElliot@liber8.org.uk

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taff at Sainsbury’s East Kilbride Kingsgate received a treat last week when The Haven Team of complementary therapists visited staff rooms to offer complementary therapy taster sessions to raise money for The Haven. The Haven has been chosen by staff as their Charity of the Year and they were keen to learn more about the different kinds of information and support services that are offered to help local families who are coping with life limiting illnesses. Many of The Haven clients who are coping with the emotional impact of a life limiting illness benefit from receiving complementary therapies to help them relax, reduce anxiety and aid better sleeping patterns. A team of dedicated experienced therapists at The Haven deliver around 2000 therapies each year to clients who are coping with all stages of their illness from the initial diagnosis to the advanced end of life care. Haven Therapists have also been involved in the new successful Haven @ Home service

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which provides therapies to clients in their own home who are unable to visit The Haven. Last month representatives from the Sainsbury’s staff visited The Haven and were given a tour of the facilities and heard about the 30 support services on offer to the hundreds of local families who use the centre from all over Lanarkshire. Connie Postlethwaite fundraiser said “we rely on the support from the community and local organisations to fund our services in the community. We were delighted to hear that Sainsbury’s staff in East Kilbride Kingsgate have chosen to support us this year” The event raised £97 and many of the Sainsbury’s Staff who took part in the complementary therapy sessions felt more relaxed and plans are already in place to have a return visit from The Haven Complementary Therapy Team! For more information about The Haven or if you are interested in having Complementary Therapies in your workplace call 01698 727884 www.thehavencentre.com.

Bellshill Blue Light Disco The Bellshill & District Blue Light Disco continues to be a successful mechanism to provide a safe drug and alcohol free environment for young people to have fun. The next disco will be held on Saturday 11th September at the Sir Matt Busby Centre, Main St Bellshill between 6:30 and 9:30 at night. Anyone between the ages of 10 to 16 years old can become involved in a whole range of activities organised by the local partnership. A wide range of partners have been involved in the organisation of this event including, Police, National Health Service, North Lanarkshire Leisure, Community Learning And Development, Side Kicks, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, Regeneration, Young Carers, Voluntary sector, Young Scot, Generation Youth, Coakley Buses and the Community Forum. Fire Starting Location: Kenilworth Crescent, Bellshill About 0600 hours on Tuesday 31st August, a quantity of Astroturf matting was set on fire within a rear garden at Kenilworth Crescent, Bellshill. This in turn caused damage to the door frame and outer wall at the premises. Theft Location: Salvation Army Shop, 255 Main Street, Bellshill. About 1600 hours on Tuesday 31st August, a male was trying on jackets within a charity shop on Main Street, Bellshill. A male described as of Asian appearance, aged 25, 6’ tall, slim build, black hair wearing a tight fitting black leather jacket and dark trousers was also trying on jackets within and brushed against the male while doing so. On leaving, the male discovered that his wallet had been stolen from within his jacket. The male suspect was in the company of two females at the time. The first is described as of Asian appearance, aged 2025, 5’3”, slim build with shoulder length black hair and wearing dark clothing and the second was also of Asian appearance, aged 40-45, 5’3”, slim build with and very long black hair. Bogus Caller Location: Broomfield Terrace, Uddingston A female resident within the Viewpark area received a telephone call on Thursday 2nd September from a male stating he was a Crime Prevention Officer. The male then asked a serious of questions regarding the security of her property including times when the house was vacant. Strathclyde Police will not cold call members of the public and ask for such security information. Persons are asked not to provide such information and if there is any doubt regarding the identity of the person calling to contact police.

Offensive weapon Location: BANKHEAD AVENUE,BELLSHILL An 18 year old male was arrested on Saturday night after being allegedly found in possession of a claw hammer. Officers from Bellshill Police Office were conducting a local patrol of the Bankhead Ave area when the came across the male. He was acting suspiciously which drew the officer’s attention to him and after a search was conducted they found the hammer. The male was taken to Motherwell Police Office and was processed in the normal manner. He was released on undertaking to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court. Sneak in theft Location: GLENGOYNE DRIVE,CARFIN,MOTHERWELL A property on Glengoyne Drive in Carfin was the subject of a sneak in theft over night, Saturday in to Sunday. The thief managed to gain entry to the house via insecure doors and stole a variety of items from within which included electrical goods. Bellshill Police had issued a number of warnings about similar thefts in the area and are asking that everyone keeps their property secure at all times. There are unfortunately opportunist thief’s who regularly try doors and windows to see if they have been left unlocked and these are the people they are looking for. Offensive weapon Location: Donnelly’s news agents, Main St, Mossend, Bellshill Bellshill Police are appealing for witnesses after a male entered Donnelly’s news agentson Main St, Bellshill on three occasions this week and stolen from within. The last occasion anything was taken was Sunday morning around 10:20. The Police are looking for a male who spoke with a local accent, slim build, about 5ft 7, wearing a black leather jacket and had greasy hair. The male is thought to be local and given the description someone may hold vital information which will assist Police in the enquiry. Suspicious male Location: Aldi store on Unthank Rd, Bellshill. Around ten past two on Wednesday 25th August there was a male seen acting suspiciously at the Aldi Store on Unthank Rd in Bellshill. The male appeared to be watching people as they left Aldi’s and there was concern that he was attempting to steal. The male was described as in his early 20’s riding a silver bike. The male flagged a car down and attempted to get the driver to exit and attend the rear pretending something was wrong. This left the inside of the car vulnerable to items being taken or the car being stolen. The male made off and was not seen again. Bellshill Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident as there have been other incidents of a similar nature in the area.

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John Gillespie, Consultant at Peninsula takes a look at contracts of employment

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ollowing on from my colleagues piece on selection interviewing, his issue I will take a look at contracts f employment outlining everything mployers need to know. The relationship between employee nd employer is determined y the employment contract, with many employment law ssues revolving around his. It is therefore vital to nderstand precisely what he contract is, and how it is ormed. An employment contract is egally binding between both arties and like any other ontract, must in law have hree elements; an offer, an cceptance and consideration. Both arrangements onstitute a legal contract ince all three elements exist. any element is missing, the rrangement is not a legally enforceable ontract. Contracts need not be in writing - an ral agreement is perfectly valid in law. However, it is useful to have witnesses, nd of course, much better still to have he arrangement in writing. The importance of contract law undamentals becomes obvious in two ituations. First, when you or your staff re talking rights, duties, promises nd agreements - look at what the mployment contract says and work orward from that. You may well wish ou had kept it simple and unambiguous ecause in law the contract means what says and not what you think it ought to mean or say. The employment contract is he foundation of your relationship with our employees.

Secondly if a dispute arises over some arrangement - e.g. extra duties in return for an upgrade at the next pay review - consider whether the three elements exist. If they do, you have a legally binding agreement, and a plea that you cannot

afford the upgrade lays you open to legal action for breach of contract. The contract of employment is not a single document, but consists of oral agreements, written terms, implied terms and custom and practice. Oral agreements are equally as binding as written terms, but problems can arise in their interpretation and understanding. To avoid misunderstandings it is advisable to confirm agreements in writing, and any agreements entered into during a recruitment interview should be detailed in the offer of employment. Without witnesses, there is also the problem of proof if a disagreement arises in the future. If you are entering into an agreement, or changing an existing contract, it is always safest to write to the employee confirming these changes and

detail any review dates if applicable. To safeguard yourself and the company, and to conform with the law, you should commit to producing as much of the employment contract as is practicable in written terms, and then either provide the employee with a copy or tell them where they may refer to it. This may be in the form of a written contract or a contractual statement, which sets out the terms and conditions of employment but does not purport to be a contract itself. The law requires you to provide each employee who has worked for you for a month with a Statement of Main Terms. This must be provided within two months of commencing employment. A Statement of Main Terms must include, amongst other things: name of employer, name of employee, job title or brief description of job, date employment began, date continuous service started and expected duration of contract, if temporary. You may feel it appropriate to include all this information, and more, in an offer letter so that all the terms and conditions are kept together and they are accepted before the employee joins you, thus avoiding subsequent disagreements. Any change to these particulars must normally be agreed with each employee individually and notified in writing, as soon as possible and within one month at the latest. Other written documents which may form part of a contract of include: Application Form, Employee Handbook, Procedures Manuals, Memos and Other

Community Links and Hamilton Locality Public Partnership Forum AGM 22nd September 2010.

Community Links is an independent community engagement organisation operating in South Lanarkshire. Our main focus is supporting residents in getting involved in their areas - volunteering; participating in local decision making processes; telling us their views on local issues and developments; and getting involved in the delivery of local projects. With a small staff team, we rely heavily on our volunteers, some of whom manage the project and deliver many of our services.

Community Links main aims and objectives are to: • Provide support to community representatives/activists. • Provide a range of volunteering opportunities. • Provide a range of community information services. • Provide affordable and accessible ICT support services to deprived households and to local organisations. • Provide guidance and support on the safe use of ICT with a focus on vulnerable individuals and groups. • Establish and support local environmental projects/groups.

Community Links also deliver a range of innovative and effective consultation services to service providers and partner agencies. If you would like to find out more about Community Links or the PPF or are interested in volunteering then why not come along to our AGM and 2010 Volunteer Awards Ceremony on: Wednesday 22nd September 2010 At 5.30pm In, Glenlee Primary School (Community Wing) Anderson Street Hamilton ML3 0QL

Hamilton Locality Public Partnership Forum (PPF) is also hosting their first public AGM to be held after the conclusion of Community Links Volunteer Awards ceremony. The event will inform you about local PPF developments and give you the opportunity to become more involved in changes and developments to local health care services which may affect you and your families in the future. Exhibiting at the AGM will be a selection of organisations displaying their services that are available in the local community covering Health, Employment, Education and Community Safety. Please telephone (01698) 827583 or email administrator@communitylinkssl.co.uk before Monday 20th September to confirm your attendance and any other requirements you may have, for example, transport, childcare or any other assistance.

Written Documents Apart from these “written terms” there will always be many “implied terms” that come into force in law the moment an employment relationship is agreed. The law recognises them, and requires both parties to the contract to honour them. Examples include: loyalty, confidentiality care, due diligence, mutual trust and confidence. Custom and practice is the hardest area to define as it reflects “what is actually happening” as opposed to what may be written down. It may be that the Statement of Main Terms states that working hours are from 9.00am to 5.00pm with an hour for lunch. If for the past few years your employee has been working 9.00am to 4.30pm with half an hour for lunch and you have taken no action to stop them doing so, then they could argue that these are their contracted hours by custom and practice. What is ‘notorious, invariable or certain’ sometimes takes precedence over what is written in the terms. Unfortunately, there is no timescale specified in law when custom and practice applies. It may be a practice that has developed over several years, or even months. Other examples of when custom and practice could arise include:Existing unwritten terms- where bonus payments make up a regular part of an employee’s salary but it is not written down anywhere. Existing practices- where employees have a 10 minute break in the morning and afternoon. It may not be written down,

but everyone is familiar with and accepts the practice. Unwritten changes- are where an employee changes their hours of work. Problems may occur when a Manager agrees a temporary change of hours to assist with a problem, and this is not reviewed. The revised hours may become custom and practice if allowed to continue over a period of time. Employees are given ‘statutory rights’ by Acts of Parliament. They must not be deprived of those rights nor may they ‘sign their rights away’. An employee may as a part of the contractual agreement improve the statutory rights, but any contractual attempt to vary them to the employees’ disadvantage would be unenforceable. There are a number of ways in which a contract can be brought to an end, including: • Resignation can allow the employee to give the employer notice to terminate the contract; • Constructive Dismissal means that the employee “resigns” because of the employer’s conduct; • A Mutual Agreement is neither a dismissal nor a resignation. The two parties who are formed in the contract both agree to dissolve it; • Frustration can also bring a contract to an end, in which the fault is neither the employee’s nor the employer’s; • Dismissal occurs from the employer, who gives notice to the employee that the contract will be terminated, including redundancy and retirement. For more information please contact John Gillespie on 07966 112093 or via e-mail, John.Gillespie@Peninsula-uk.com

Community Links South Lanarkshire and Hamilton Locality PPF AGM. Community Links hereby give notice of their 8th Annual General Meeting. Following our AGM will be our 2010 Volunteer Awards Ceremony and first AGM of Hamilton Locality Public Partnership Forum Please telephone us on (01698) 827583 to confirm your attendance, and if you require transport, childcare or any other assistance. Notice of Annual General Meeting of Community Links (South Lanarkshire) and Hamilton Locality public Partnership Forum Will be held on 22nd September 2010 at 5.30pm in Glenlee Primary School (Community Wing) Anderson Street, Burnbank, ML3 0QL Community Links, Unit 1A, Clydeview Shopping Centre, Blantyre, G72 0QD T. (01698) 827583 E. administrator@communitylinkssl.co.uk A charitable company Limited by Guarantee - Registered in Scotland No. 227931 Recognised Scottish Charity No. SC032729


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Uddingston Win Cricket S V

ictorious Uddingston C.C. returned to Castle Policies with the silverware after defeating Stirling County in th Scottish Cup final at West of Scotland Cricket Club last wee by 7 wickets. Unlike their last cup win in 2003, when they came from behind to beat the strongly fancied West of Scotland in a tension filled last over, this was a comprehensive drubbing of the newly promoted Stirling side who were outthought by Uddingston's long serving captain Ricky Bawa and outplayed in an excellent all round onfield performance from the Villagers. Stirling won the toss and, surprisingly given their tentative start, opted to bat and were immediately pinned down by the relentless pace and accuracy of Bawa and Hoffmann. When Scott MacKenzie ran out McGee in the sixth over with a direct hit, the score stood at 3 runs for 2 wickets, Hoffmann having taken the first wicket in the 5th over. Only opener Miller showe any resistance and, after surviving a few strong appeals, was eventually bowled by Aamir Gul in the 41st over for 51. In the meantime, wickets had fallen at regular intervals with the professional Rasika Priyadarshana taking 4 wickets for 20 runs and the final wicket fell in the 42nd over with the total on 131. On a bright sunny day this looked like a soft target for

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the premier league outfit and so it proved. Any thoughts of a Stirling County come back vanished in the first over when Paul Hoffmann scored 16 runs with four sublime bounderies. By the 8th over when the big Aussie was caught for 43, the total had reached 69. With County completely dejected, Samir Zia, A.K.A. the General, took command in his final game with the club. With a sumptuous display of off driving, he compiled a magnificent knock of 65 not out to win the trophy for his club in the 19th over of a very one sided contest. He later collected the man of the match award. Unfortunately he is moving down south to work. He was a tremendous acquisition for the club and will be sorely missed next season. A raucous Uddingston crowd, ably assisted by a lone trumpeter, returned to the clubhouse where the win was celebrated late into the night. Once the afterglow of the win dies down, planning will begin for the 2011 season. Everyone at The HUB would like to congratulate those involved at Uddingston for their fantastic win. It is a great

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• Properties for Sale • PROPERTY OF THE FORTNIGHT

Offers in Excess of £229,995

Glasgow Road, Uddingston

Grand Lower conversion standing proudly within an excellent Uddingston location offering an abundance of traditional features and adaptable living space with development potential. This A rarely available Traditional Red Sandstone Lower Conversion located within a highly desirable area of Uddingston. The property boasts an abundance of living accommodation both internally and externally. In keeping with the style of construction, the property presents true character with a number of traditional features such as high ceilings, exception rooms sizes and feature cornice. While requiring some gentle modernisation, this will not fail to appeal to buyers looking for space, character and true potential. Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the property. To arrange a viewing or for more information please call Juliet on 01698 539 990 O/E £310,000

• Detached Red Sandstone • Three Public Rooms • Five Bedrooms • Extensive Grounds • Traditional Features • Open Fire • Wood Burning Stove • Bothwell Location • Viewing Highly Recommended

O/E £195,000

• Detached Family Home • Three Public Rooms • Four Bedrooms • Conservatory • Master En-Suite • Corner Plot Quiet Location • Viewing Highly Recommended

O/E £120,000

• CAMPSIE VIEW COTTAGE • Detached Family Cottage • Two Public Rooms • Five Bedrooms • Two Bathrooms • Two En-Suites • Scenic Views •Quiet Location •Viewing Highly Recommended

Uddingston

O/E £179,995

• Four Bed Detached Bungalow • Prime Blantyre Village Location • Substantial Grounds • Cul-De-Sac Location • Two Public Rooms • Fabulous Lounge • Viewing Highly Recommended

Bothwell

O/E £135,000

Bellshill

O/E £225,000

• Executive Detached • Three Public Rooms • Four Bedrooms •Two En-suites • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Utility • Driveway To Double Garage• Sizeable Gardens • Viewing Highly Recommended

Uddingston,

O/E £175,000

• Kylepark Location • Beautifully Renovated • Semi-Detached • Two Public Rooms • Three Bedrooms • Stunning Kitchen • Extensive Driveway • Garage • Sizable Gardens

Uddingston

O/E £134,995

Uddingston

Cambuslang xxx

O/E £169,995 xxxx

Four Double Bedrooms • Master En Suite • Downstairs WC • Utility Room • Garage • Driveway • Gardens

Blantyre

F/P £125,000

Uddingston xxx

O/E £199,995 xxxx

• Fabulous Lower Conversion •Two Public Rooms •Two Double Bedrooms • Modern Bathroom• Driveway And Gardens •Kylepark Location •Viewing Highly Recommended

Uddingston

O/E £169,995

• Extended Three Bed Semi • Outstanding Master Bathroom • Three Larger Than Average Bedrooms • Beautifully Fitted Kitchen • Quiet Very Popular Location • Walled Garden To Rear • Decking Patio Area • Roll Top Bath • Belfast Sink • Must Be Viewed To Appreciated

Uddingston

O/E £110,000

WE NE IC PR

SO • Top Floor Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Stunning Views • Central Uddingston • Superb Kitchen

Bothwell

F/P £200,000

•**PRICE CHANGE** • Home Report Valuation 215K • Luxury Bellway Villa • Four Bedrooms • Utility • Downstairs W.C. •Master En-Suite • Family Bathroom • Driveway And Garage •Viewing Highly Recommended

LD

Uddingston

O/E £280,000

O/E £110,000

• Retirement Flat • Prime Bothwell Location • Two Bedrooms • Communal Residents Lounge• Mature And Private Gardens • Lift Access • Managed Complex

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• Top Floor Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Well Proportioned Rooms • Excellent Bothwell Location • Off-road Parking • Viewing Highly Recommended

Cambuslang

F/P £99,995

• Home Report Valuation £120k • End Terrace • Three Bedrooms • Open Plan Kitchen Dining• Private • Private Gardens • Stunning Views To Front • Off Road Parking • Viewing Highly Recommended

lettings

• Traditional Apartment • Feature Rich • Two Bedrooms • First Floor • Off-Road Parking • Communal Garden Area • Beautifully Decorated

Airdrie

O/E £98,500

• Modern End Of Terrace • Three Bedrooms • Well Finished Kitchen • Impressive Bathroom • Well Proportion Rooms • Excellent Driveway • Sizeable Garden Space • Viewing Highly Recommended

• Modern Semi Detached • Corner Plot Location • Three Bedrooms • Lounge • Dining Room • Fitted Kitchen • Good Sized Gardens • Early Viewing Essential

Uddingston xxx

O/E £95,000 xxxx

• Basement Apartment • Traditional Features • 2 Bedrooms • Great Room Sizes • Superb Garden Space •Viewing Highly Recommended

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Cambuslang

O/E £195,000

• Modern Detached • Four Bedrooms • Open Plan Lounge Dining • Downstairs W.C.• Utlity Room • Master En-Suite • Driveway • Garage •Very Private Gardens •Viewing Highly Recommended

Bothwell

O/E £159,995

• Traditional Upper Apartment • Three Bedrooms • Over 2 Levels • Stunning Views • Excellent Bothwell Location • Bathroom • Well Proportioned Rooms • Shower Room On Upper Level •Viewing Highly Recommended

Uddingston

O/E £87,500

LD

Uddingston

Airdrie

SO

Bothwell

• Excellent Uddingston Location • Modern Mid Terrace • Two Bedrooms • Walk In Condition • Stunning Bathroom • Gardens To Front And Rear • Parking • Viewing Highly Recommended

Cambuslang

O/E £95,000

• Extended Mid Terrace Family Villa • Sought After Village Location • Lounge • Kitchen • Dining Room • Three Bedrooms • En-suite •Family Bathroom • Driveway •Gas Central Heating

• Attractive Modern Apartment •Two Bedrooms • Central Location • Excellent Condition • Secure Access • Parking Facilities • Top Floor • Well Proportioned Rooms

Blantyre

O/E £94,000

• Attractive Modern Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Central Location • Excellent Condition • Secure Access • Parking Facilities •Top Floor •Well Proportioned Rooms


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The UK’s most visited estate agency website*

www.your-move.co.uk • Properties for Sale • F/P £89,995

• Spacious EXTENDED End Terrace • Master Bedroom • Master En-Suite • Open Plan Lounge Dining • Kitchen • Two Further Double Bedrooms • Family Bathroom • Driveway• Superb Sized Grounds

Uddingston

O/E £69,995

• Upper Cottage Flat • Two Bedrooms • Excellent Condition • Deceptively Spacious • Driveway •Beautiful Gardens •Viewing Highly Recommended

O/E £89,995

Cambuslang

• Top Floor Apartment • Stunning Views • Two Bedrooms • Modern Design And Finish • Open Plan Lounge Dining •Security Entrance •Viewing Highly Recommended

O/E £62,500

Blantyre

• Lower Cottage Flat • One Bedroom • Excellent First Time Buy • Attractive Buyto-Let • Quiet Location •Viewing Highly Recommended

O/E £54,000

Airdrie

•*Home Report Valuation £60k* •Ground Floor Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Lounge With Balcony • Security Entrance • Well Proportioned Rooms • Communal Gardens • Viewing Highly Recommended

Blantyre

O/E £82,500

• Top Floor Flat • Two Double Bedrooms • Traditional Property • Excellent Room Sizes • Superb Sized Kitchen • Parking• Communal Grounds • Viewing Highly Recommended

Uddingston

O/E £59,950

•Buy To Let/ First Time Buy •Excellent Investment Opportunity •3 Double Bedrooms •Off Street Parking

O/E £79,995

Blantyre

• Upper Cottage Flat • Two Double Bedrooms • Spacious Lounge • Modern Fitted Kitchen • Family Bathroom • Excellent Condition • Close To Local Amenities

O/E £49,000

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Uddingston

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• Home Report Available • 1 Bed Apartment • Ground Floor • Close To Uddingston Centre • Superb First Time Buy • Excellent Buy-To-Let • Viewing Highly Recommended

A Day in the Life of an Estate Agent My name is Marc McLaughlin and I am your local Estate Agent for the Uddingston and Bothwell area. The Your Move McLaughlin team deal with residential property Sales and Lettings. So if you are thinking about buying, selling or renting property in the area please feel free to give us a call. Ever wondered what I get up to on a daily basis? Well, read on. Here is a brief extract from my memoirs..... It’s 05:30am on Thursday morning and my alarm is strongly suggesting that I get out of bed. I’m out the door for 6:20am and on my way to Bothwell Castle Golf Course (B.C.G.C). I meet with around 25 other local business owners every Thursday morning at 6:45am in B.C.G.C. with the aim of helping each other to find business. A rather enjoyable start to the day I must say. So, after passing and receiving some business referrals, enjoying some chat, and a spot of breakfast I’m off to the Uddingston office for around 9am. My office day starts with a quick morning meeting catch up with the team (Juliet, Nicola, Lesley & Alan). On a daily basis we assess the viewing figures, viewing feedback, offers on properties, mortgage appointments and missive chasing. We then have a brief discussion on target tasks for the day and agree key priorities. I then turn my attention to an update from Lesley on the Lettings side of the business covering planned Tenant move in dates, Landlord queries and new instructions. Once happy it’s time for another coffee and straight into my preparation for today’s appointments. Every valuation appointment that I conduct warrants it’s own amount of preparation time. I have three potential new clients that I am meeting today. The first is an elderly lady looking to downsize for health reasons. Her son called and arranged the appointment after seeing our advert in The Hub. The second is a young couple looking to up-size with family planning in mind who have came to us following a recommendation from their friend. The third is a middle aged couple looking at their options to downsize from their large family home that is now too big for them as their children have flown the nest. They have decided to invite 3 local Estate Agents out to advice them on market conditions and expected sale price for the property. It’s 10:50am and I’m on my way to my first appointment. At 12:30pm I bid farewell

to another new client and a promise that she can expect to hear from the Surveyor no later than tomorrow to arrange for her Home Report in preparation for marketing her house for sale. A quick pit-stop at the office and back on my way to my 1pm appointment. My young couple are nervous about their budget so I call our Financial Consultant Alan at the office to arrange a time for them to pop in and see him. This will enable them to fully determine their budget and provide the necessary confidence about the timing of putting their house on the market. The clients are happy and by 2pm we are shaking hands and I’m back in the car and heading to the office. The office is buzzing, Juliet has just received an excellent offer from a buyer following some good negotiating and is on the phone breaking the new to one of our sellers. Lesley is busy finishing off a check-in for a new Tenant who came in at 2pm to collect the keys for their new rental apartment. I make a few phone calls and catch up with some emails and by 3:50pm I’m on the road again to my third appointment. This couple haven’t sold a house for 25 years but with experience on their side they are confident but want to really understand the true state of the market. This discussion or decision cannot be rushed. I’m the second of three Estate Agents to have visited them and we agree to catch up at the end of the week. A very enjoyable appointment and a lovely house to have the pleasure to sell. Here’s hoping. At 5:37pm, it’s the toughest slot of the day.............I’m off to pick up the kids

• marc.mclaughlin@your-move.co.uk •

• Properties To Let • £475 pcm

Uddingston

• Gas Central Heating

• Security entrance

• Close to town centre

• Parking

• Close to Train Station

• Spacious

• Local amenities

£525 pcm • Gas Central Heating • Local amenities • Garden • White Goods • Close to Schools

• Popular Village

• Parking

• Allocated Parking

• White Goods

• Modern Kitchen

• Close to Schools

• Double Glazing

• Fitted Kitchen

• Electric Shower

• Double Glazing

• Cul-de-Sac Location

£550 pcm •Gas Central Heating •Close to town centre •Local amenities •Parking •Garden

Uddingston N LE OW T

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Uddingston

£500 pcm

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• Electric heating

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• White Goods

• Close to town centre

• Spacious

• Close to Train Station

Accommodation • Popular Village

• Local amenities • Security entrance

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• Parking

•Close to Schools

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•Modern Kitchen

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•Double Glazing

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Uddingston Sales & Lettings 39 Main Street, Uddingston G71 7EP

Tel: 01698 539 990 Email: uddingston@your-move.co.uk

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78 Cadzow Street, Hamilton, ML3 6DS

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End terrace villa Downstairs wc 3 bedrooms, family bathroom Sold as seen

Offers over £47,500

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Nevis Avenue

Wellcroft Road

Offers over £339,000

Hamilton

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Hamilton

Modern detached villa Integral garage 3 bedrooms (en suite) Sold as seen

End terrace villa Spacious accommodation Degree of upgrading required Sold as seen

Upper cottage flat •1 bedroom Popular location •Sec entry Sold as seen

Offers over £135,000

Offers Over £49,000

Lower cottage flat Spacious accommodation 4 bedrooms • Driveway Sold as seen

Hamilton Ambleside Rise

Wellcroft Terrace

Jeanette Ave

Offers over £45,000

Nethan Place

Offers over £35,000

Broomhill Court, Larkhall Prices from £85,000

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East Kilbride Grantoften Path

End terrace bungalow • 1 bedroom Front and rear garden Viewing highly recommended

Offers over £79,995

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Auchingramont Court

Impressive mezzanine flat 3 bedrooms Contemporary décor Viewing highly advised

Offers over £162,000


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Unfurnished £460 pcm

Hamilton

Airdrie

Cargill Place

Attractive 3 bed detached villa with private gardens, gch, d/g

Unfurnished £625 pcm

Hamilton

Hamilton Park Road

Silvertonhill Avenue

2 bed ground floor flat near town centre, secure entry, gch, d/g

Modern 2 bed lower cottage flat, private garage, gch, d/g

Modern 4 bed detached villa, driveway and garage, gch, d/g

Furnished £395 pcm

Furnished £425 pcm

Unfurnished £575 pcm

Unfurnished £825 pcm

Stonehouse

Strathaven

Larkhall

Bothwell

3 bed semi detached villa with driveway, gardens, gch, d/g

2 bed first floor flat with private parking, secure entry, gch, d/g

Modern 1 bed semi detached bungalow, gardens, driveway, gch, d/g

Attractive 1 bed lower cottage flat, garden to rear, gch, d/g

Unfurnished £595 pcm

Unfurnished £375 pcm

Furnished £425 pcm

Unfurnished £325 pcm

Cadzow House, The Furlongs

1 bed ground floor flat, private parking, secure entry, wmh, d/g

St Ninian’s Place

Low Waters Road

Wellbrae

Mauldslie Place

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Clyde Avenue


Your Stars... Aries Mar 20 - Apr 20

Libra 23 Sep - 23 Oct

A breakthrough or realisation on how toget the healthy mind, healthy body thing up and running is indicated. An improvement on the work front is on the way too, however you may drive yourself too distraction having to bide your time till others get their fingers out and stop changing their plans, opinions and ideas.

With Mercury moving backwards

Taurus 20 Apr - 20 May

Scorpio 24 Oct - 21 Nov

With so much planetary activity

An interesting commercial or

in Virgo and the zone of your

romantic opportunity may need

solar chart governing romance,

further research before committing

merrymaking, hanky-panky and

yourself. While it is often said

creative self-expression, your

that there is no such thing as a

recent courage and determination

free lunch, an overly suspicious

should soon be richly rewarded.

mind can make others feel

Elements of your social circle will

uncomfortable and more so when

be bending over backwards to open

they’ve got something

doors for you romantically and

to hide.

Gemini 21 May - 21 Jun Attempts to balance your social life with your work may get out of hand forcing you to make some sudden and dramatic changes. However, with Mercury retrograde in the domestic angle of your solar chart till the 12th, your private life is probably the area which is proving most distracting right now.

Cancer 22 Jun - 22 Jul If nobody seems prepared to cooperate or compromise then maybe you’re better off keeping your own counsel and going it alone for the time being. A difference of opinion could come to a head this week, however it’s likely that someone is either ill informed or even being a little too economical with the truth.

Leo 23 Jul - 22 Aug These are strange days indeed. There are some people who seem to get a perverse pleasure from throwing money, and credit, at you while there are others who continue to tempt you to live in lavish luxury while you pursue your current love interest through,restaurants, shopping malls, saloons and gaudy nightspots. Maybe if you stop chasing them they might stop running.

Virgo 23 Aug - 22 Sep With the Sun and a retrograde Mercury making their way through Virgo, your Sun sign, you may feel a little snowed under with all that’s going on around you. However, luck is on your side and you should feel renewed optimism and self-belief in the weeks and months ahead as you start to see dreams really can

through Virgo, your gift of the gab could get you in too deep too soon. Especially considering how charming you are anyway, you

take five, with the entertainment HUB . .

Q’s Views!

The HUB is pleased to have the infamous ‘Q, from Airdrie’ writing for the Entertainment Pages, to give you all some comic relief. As a regular contributor to the Glasgow Metro newspaper, and a regular in the comedy scene in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Q has given the HUB an exclusive column, which we are sure will have you wanting for more in the next edition of the HUB!

need to be careful that you don’t let your capacity to win hearts and minds with ease get yourself into hot water.

Sagittarius 22 Nov - 21 Dec

GRAFFITI IN GLASGOW In a public toilet in Glasgow, somebody had written on the wall the words “REMEMBER 1690” The following day, somebody had altered it to as it now read: “REMEMBER 16/9/10”, which is the day that Pope Benedict visits Glasgow. I have to admit, for an act of sectarian vandalism, it was actually quite good. NAOMI CAMPBELL I don’t want to make this week’s edition of “Q’s Views” religious, but did anyone notice that during the trial at The Hague Naomi Campbell

broadband. This is the woman who is once alleged to have entered a church, and asked the question “Do you have any beads with the cool little guy on them?” Call me a religious nutter, but if you want to go to court and call God as your witness, shouldn’t you at least know who he is first? ADAM & JANE Have you been following the BT adverts starring Adam and Jane for the past 5 years? Have you spent years hoping they’d get together and live happily ever after? Are you one of the 1.6m people who voted for the outcome of their latest advert? Then you really need to get a life.

With so much planetary activity governing your career, destiny and reputation in the eyes of the world, you may well be spoilt for choice. As the offers and opportunities pile up, leaving you all in a tizzy about where to go from here, it mightn’t be a bad idea to take a step back and wait awhile.

Capricorn 22 Dec - 19 Jan

OFFICERS GIVEN A DRESSING DOWN Officers in the West Midlands have been briefed in wearing appropriate underwear on duty. In the interest of non discrimination it does as ever apply to both male and female bobby’s. However I am reliably informed that the force is cracking down on the wearing of red lace thongs…especially amongst the male officers! Unless their uniforms are similar to those worn by superheroes, it’s fair to say that the public won’t see their underwear.

in the zone of your solar chart

took an oath on the bible, and called God as her witness?

Needless to say, I didn’t vote. I would have cast my vote, however, if the possible outcome been for Adam to crack up at BT and trash his house after being kept on hold for 2 hours due to a fault with his

I recently performed a charity gig for an organisation called The Kano Foundation, whose mission it is to help underprivileged children.

ACROSS 1. Young person (5)

or pushed yourself too hard in your eagerness to get the show on the road. Nevertheless, this really is the beginning of a new era in which travel and study will open up a whole new world of possibilities.

Aquarius 20 Jan - 18 Feb You may have to face some of your fears about dependency and intimacy as a certain relationship goes from strength to strength. Give loved ones the benefit of the doubt and try to keep an open mind. Recent tension concerning

4. Sharp pointed implements (7) 8. Butterfly larva (11) 9. Exhilarated (8) 10. Yield (4) 12. Humble (6) 13. Ineffectual (6) 16. Movable barrier (4) 18. Drover (8) 21. Glorious (11) 22. Scaling devices (7) 23. Surface DOWN 1. Luxury craft (5) 2. Articulated (7)

a financial matter could come to

3. Innocuous (8)

a head.

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With so much planetary activity in

6. Big (5)

your opposite sign of Virgo, this is an excellent, if confusing, time for relationships. Because of a misunderstanding you may find it difficult to sidestep a loved one or associate with a bee in their bonnet.

have your say

Even if you don’t like it folks, you should just lie. How often does someone offer you £10 so easily?

STV have just launched “Underbelly: The Golden Mile”, the follow up series to the highly rated Australian crime drama “Underbelly”, which was on our screens earlier in the year.

obligations or minor health of plans if you’ve cut corners

Which brings me to this week’s competition. I am offering £10 to the first reader who emails in and says “I genuinely like Underbelly, and think it is both well written and well acted”.

AND FINALLY…

are well starred but work concerns may require a change

Many Australians have compared it to crime dramas such as “The Wire” and “The Sopranos”. Personally I think it’s more like “Neighbours”, with the occasional murder and tirade of bad language.

“UNDERBELLY” COMPETITION

Educational and travel activities

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The gig went well, but my performance was nothing compared to that of the punters who’d shown up to support the charity. During the raffle, one of them won both a multipack of crisps (yes, you read that correctly), and a signed football top. Maybe it was sheer benevolence, maybe it was the fact he preferred the crisps- but this punter proceeded to hand his football top back and say “Let’s auction it, and make some more money for the charity”. The top was then sold in an auction to another punter, who’d paid an astonishing £110 for it. Minutes after winning it, he handed back the top, along with his £110, and said “Auction it again”. It then sold for £120. One signed football top, £230 for charity, three very generous punters. In all my years of performing comedy, I have never seen anything like this. Therefore I feel it would be unfortunate if, after reading this, you didn’t go online to www. thekanofoundation.com and find out for yourself what they do. And told all your friends about them. And tried to help them in any way that you could.

11. Sudden unexpected event (8) 12. Sorcerous (7) 14. Mass of frozen water (7) 15. Furniture items (6) 17. Diffident (5) 19. Days of the month (5) 20. Fiend (4) Answers on page 23

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Name: Cara Age: 6

Have you seen some dodgy parking this week? As always, we are on the prowl to find Lanarkshire’s dodgy parkers but we do need your help! Unfortunately, we cannot do this campaign on our own – so please send in your dodgy parking pictures to info@thehubpaper.com. Does one of your colleagues suffer from dodgyparkingitis? If so, take a picture of the evidence and send it to us! Don’t worry, all identities will be protected and vehicle registrations blanked out. This is all in the name of good fun, and in no way are we personally attacking any individual or group.

Lives: Bothwell Breed: Long Haired Dachshund Likes: chicken, balls, walks and the sea Dislikes: the postman! To submit your pet please send a photo of your pet to info@thehubpapper.com or post your photo to Suite 17, Ellismuir House, Ellismuir Way, Uddingston G71 5PW with your name, your pets name, breed, age and his or her likes and dislikes. * although we will try, we cannot guarantee the return of any photos posted to us.

Citizen M Hotel Renfrew St Glasgow T

his new “luxury budget” hotel opened its doors to the public on the 11th August, with the promise that it was making quality City Centre accommodation an affordable option. I managed to blag a free night there through their opening ‘stay for free and tell us what you think’ deal. It mirrors its sister hotel at Amsterdam Airport, and is trying to expand into other cities in the UK, but decided on its first venture being in Glasgow.

The idea is simple. A pod style room with everything at arms reach. The king size bed is very comfortable, and takes up the entire top end of the room. A ‘mood pad’ controls the television, black out blinds, air conditioning and mood lighting, to which there are four settings, from its easy to work touch screen. The toilet is small but comfortable, and the shower has a ‘rain’ setting, which means that unlike most hotels, you can adjust where you want the water to come from.

My only small complaint about the room is that the wooden floor could have done with a rug, but I am only trying to pick faults with what is essentially a great idea. I visited on a busy Saturday evening, and although there were teething problems with the check in and key cards, the service could not have been better, the bar better stocked, and the restaurant open! Costs for the hotel are set to range from 50 to 80 pounds dependant on night and length of stay.

what’s on guide Have an event you’d like publicised?

Drop us a line at info@thehubpaper.com and we’ll publish it here . . .

THERE’S LOADS GOING ON AT UDDINGSTON COMMUNITY CENTRE TEL: 01698 813383 Playgroup - Monday 12.30-2.30, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30 11.30. Monday & Friday 12.30 - 2.30 Mini Ninjas - For 4-6 year olds. Monday 6.15-6.45pm & Thursday 6.307pm Yamakai Sports Karate - Monday 6.45-8pm & Thursday 7-8pm. Contact Liam Coakley 07771 818184 Arts & Crafts - Tuesday 7-9pm & Wednesday 10am-Noon. Dru Yoga - Thursdays. For info call Kay Elder on 07717 054325. Quilting - Wednesday 1-3.30pm. Dance Connection - Wednesday & Staurday. For info call 0141 778 5559 French for children - Starts 26/08. Spanish for children starts 24/08. Tel Joanne on 07535016758. Flower Arranging - Every second Wednesday 7.30-9pm. Tae Kwon Do - Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm & Thursday 5.15 - 6.15pm. For info call Brian Locke on 01259 222810 Uddingston Pride - If you are interested in finding out more about the green fingered group who make Uddingston colourful during the summer, call Liz Wilson on 01698 814822

Al-Anon, - Family support & health group. Wed 7.45-9pm Baby Clinic - Monday 1-3pm. Zumba - come along dance and get fit fri.6-6.45pm Computer classes available please contact centre for details

BELLSHILL CULTURAL CENTRE, JOHN ST. BELLSHILL. 01698 346770 Chatter Books - Tuesday (fortnightly) 16th February, 3.30 - 4.30pm. 8-12 year olds. Come along if you like reading and making new friends. Annette MacDonld, School of Dance Member BATD BB ST Ballet, Tap, Disco (Hip hop & street). Viewpark classes every Tuesday, Ages 3-8 4:30pm to 6:00pm.

WHATS ON AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

Motherwell classes every Thursday, Ages 3-8 4:30pm to 6:00pm, Ages 9 and

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or E-Mail Annette on weenet@hotmail.co.uk

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for stories, songs and fun. Readers Group - Second Tuesday of the month 11am. Computer Classes - Wednesdays 9.30am - 12noon. First steps in IT. Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm First Step Web. Call 01698 813431 for info. BOTHWELL LIBRARY, THE DONALD INSTITUE, MAIN STREET. 01698 853150 Readers Group - First Thursday of the month. Please join us for a coffee and a chat. BLANTYRE LIBRARY, CLYDEVIEW SHOPPING CENTRE. 01698 823808 Book Start Rhymetime - Thursday 2-2.30pm. For 0-3 year olds. Come along for stories, songs and fun. Readers Group - One Thursday per month. Please call for details. 8yrs and up.

Adult Beginners Ballroom / Latin American Dance Class. Bothwell Parish Church Centre, Main Street, Bothwell.7.30pm on Monday evenings (Also St. Peter`s Hall Hamilton on Thursday and Friday evenings). For details contact Lorraine and Ian on 01698 458386, or email ianmckinnie112@tiscali.co.uk

Tannochside Miners / Dancing & Bingo Dancing & Bingo on the 16th September 2010. 8pm - 9pm Dancing , 9pm - 10pm Bingo, 10pm till closing - Dancing. Contact James for information on: 01698 813556.


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MOTORING HUB

BMW Z4 Roadster

How to drive Economically In this edition of the Motoring HUB, we are looking at ways in which we can save some money by driving in an economical fashion. Just a quick look around the at the petrol prices again is enough to make you think twice about driving like a loony! And, it looks like it is just going to get worse as there are no signs of it easing in the short term! Ok, I am not for one minute suggesting that we all need to drive like Miss Daisy, however, it will certainly pay dividend to think about our driving styles. I do enjoy a blast off from the lights from time to time, but that is it… - from time to time! It is well known that how we drive our cars has a big impact on the fuel consumption. So try implementing our tips to help you save some money on your fuel bill. Service Your Car Make sure you regularly service your car to ensure it is in tip top condition. This is simple; a serviced car will run better and therefore be more fuel efficient.

The new BMW Z4

Keep It Smooth Drive smoothly, accelerate gently and stick to the speed limit; it will keep fuel consumption low. Being right foot happy is never good for fuel economy nor is it helpful to have concrete feet! Ditch those habits and save! Keep it Going Try to avoid stopping and starting as it increases the level of fuel consumption. There is no point is rushing up behind other motorists only to slam on the brakes to a halt, only to wheel spin away again. Keep it the car going steadily and benefit from increased consumption. Turn it Off and Plan Your Route Cut fuel wastage by avoiding leaving your car running unnecessarily before a journey. Ok we all do it in winter, go out and defrost the car so it is nice and cosy for us getting in! Stop it as it is just costing you money. Plan the shortest route beforehand, this way you will get there quicker and have saved fuel by doing so! Turn off the Air Con Avoid using air conditioning when travelling below 30 miles an hour – just open the window instead. Let’s face it, we live in Scotland and it is never that hot or humid that we need to have our air con on full blast! Open the window and save yet being equally as cool and refreshed!

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ith its sleek lines and incredible performance the BMW Z4 beats off its competitors with ease. Its combination of striking looks and innovative technologies, together with an electrohydraulically operated Retractable Hard-Top roof and a starting price of £28,650 OTR, made it clear to see why the Z4 is such an appealing choice. Bill Caven, President of the ASMW, said: “The Z4 boasts a fine pedigree of high performance and thrills which few can match. Matched with brilliant build quality and a slick folding roof mechanism this is the ultimate Scottish driving machine. The BMW EfficientDynamics programme was first

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introduced in 2007 and incorporates a wide variety of fuel-saving and emissionsreducing measures across the whole vehicle range as standard. EfficientDynamics technology includes Auto Start-Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration and Active Aerodynamics, amongst a range of other features. The ASMW’s accolade takes BMW’s total number of awards for EfficientDynamics into double digits. Bill Caven said: “Different manufacturers have created different solutions to provide cleaner more efficient motoring, but BMW with its EfficientDynamics programmes have certainly provided a breath of fresh air

in making us more aware of what clean should mean.” Tim Abbott, Managing Director of BMW Group UK, said: “The Z4 has enjoyed high praise since its launch back in May and

Fuel Price Check Here are the locations of the cheapest fuel around the county: Unleaded ASDA Blantyre - JET Coatbridge Morrisons Hamilton Highest

LPG 110.9 Morrisons Hamilton 110.9 Morrisons Glasgow Fort 110.9 120.9

Diesel Shell Coatbridge ASDA Blantyre JET Coatbridge Highest

113.9 113.9 113.9 124.9

this award recognises its technical prowess and cements its position as one of the best roadsters on the market. Like all our cars, the Z4 has a number of EfficientDynamic features which help it deliver outstanding fuel economy and CO2 figures – particularly considering the performance it delivers. It is great to receive such recognition within the industry for EfficientDynamics as this programme is so closely aligned with BMW’s core values”

BMW Z4 S Drive30i M Sport Cost: from £36,000 59.9 Engine:2996cc straight 6 59.9 Power: 258 bhp

Torque: 310NM 0-62: 5.8 Secs Top Speed: 155 Economy: Combined 33.2mpg CO2: 199g/Km


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Junior Football

Lonely point for Bellshill

Bellshill Athletic managed to secure a point from their first home match of the season against Whitletts Athletic at West End Park. Having lost their opening game of the season, it was important that Bellshill got some points on the board in what many would have called a must win encounter. Bellshill started the brighter of the two sides showing the initial hunger for the win only to be denied by a fine save by the visiting keeper after a goalmouth scramble. The visitors managed to take the lead after 24 mins after Bellshill’s Livingstone headed

into his own net from just over six yards. Bellshill came close minutes later when Dolan’s 20-yard free kick was denied by the in-form keeper with Livingstone heading wide from a mere six yards. Just before half time, Bellshill

on Connelly, Hall and Selkirk in search of a much needed equaliser. Dolan managed to draw the home team level with a shot drilled low into the corner minutes before the final whistle after Crozier had been tripped by a defender. Seeking that the game was there for the taking, Bellshill threw everything forward with only moments to spare before the official brought the game to a close. Pressure play from the home team resulted in an error managed to draw level when Malloy managed to deflect a Dolan free kick past the keeper with relative ease. Into the second half and it was the visitors who gained the advantage after poor marking from the Bellshill defence left

a man unmarked to head home unchallenged. It could have been three minutes later only for keeper Calder pulling off some good saves – which would have boosted his confidence. Needing to go for it, Bellshill made a triple substitute sending

stalemate and some meaty challenges Vale restored their lead in 58 minutes when a corner from the right wasn't properly cleared allowing Cavana time to drill a low shot into the net. Vale could have extended their lead further on the hour mark as Stephen Mathers in the 'Wood' goal produced a good save. The home side added their third in 63 minutes when Buchanan scored after his initial penalty was saved by Mathers after Neil Newman had fouled in the area. A triple 'Wood' substitution followed by manager Johnny Fallon as the team searched for a way back into the game. As Thorniewood were pressing

desperately for a goal, they ran the risk of conceding as they left themselves exposed. That is exactly what happened on the 84th minute when a defensive misjudgment on the right allowed Bowie to run into the box and fire home in style. Thorniewood have always shown grit and determination and kept going and chasing a way back into the match and were rewarded with goals from Andy Stewart in 86 minutes and a Chris Faulds penalty in 88 after a foul on Hughes. In all, it was a day of poor defending that cost Thorniewood their unbeaten record but manager Fallon could have taken some heart from the closing display as the team rallied to level the match.

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Auchlochan Development Road Race It was perfect weather conditions for the final Club Road Race of the season. Four groups: Group One - George Rice (his first race) and Ian Hatcher (his second race) Group Two - Jim Laughlan, Les McKenzie, Lee Sallis and Dave Smith (one minute group 1) Group Three - Darren Stewart, John Campbell, and Derek Hamilton (five minutes behind group 1) Group Four - Stuart MacGregor, Scott Anderson, Jim Paton, Ricky Sutherland (Eight minutes behind group 1) Dave should really have been in Group Three, as he’s a good rider who didn’t need such a large time gap, but it gave him the experience of riding off the front and staying away. Ultimately this decision and a great solo break, would secure the Dave a healthy winning margin, with most of the action taking place behind him. The rest of the riders all finished within about 20 seconds of each other, confirming that the groups and gaps were spot on. Ricky was in confident mood and rightly so after outsprinting Stuart for third place last week. Ian and George pushed hard from the off, but with Dave in the second group, it wasn’t long until the gap was bridged and the third group were the one’s doing the chasing. John, Darren and Derek ‘team time-trialled’ relentlessly, with John doing more than his fair share of time at the front. A great effort from John, who was still recovering from exertions in the 100 mile Time Trial the previous Sunday. Group Four worked well together, but eventually split when Stuart powered up the climb on the second last lap to make a solo break. It worked and he was the only scratch rider to catch the leading bunch, which by now contained riders from the all the other groups. Stuart (by his own admissions) ‘hid’ at the back until the bottom of the climb when he attacked from the

Vale of Leven 4 Thorniewood United 3 Following on from their opening day win at Home against Neilston, Thorniewood headed to Alexandria to face Vale of Leven. Never at their best in a strangely subdued display 'Wood' went behind in 7 minutes when central defender Stephen Low may think he should have done better allowing a soft cross to come over from the United left resulting in Crowhurst heading home via the right hand post. Moments later a Ryan Miller shot was blocked as 'Wood' responded well and a superb John Crawley ball in 23 minutes found Phil ‘Twinkle Toes’ Hughes on the left but his cut back to Chris Queen was blasted well over the crossbar. Thorniewood managed to

equalise in the 25th minute after Chris Faulds picked the ball up deep on the left before driving at the Vale defence and dispatching a superb 25 yard shot past a bemused Grindlay in the home goal. This sparked a decent spell from United with Queen having two great efforts denied, one being a shot saved after a neat one two with ‘Twinkle Toes’ and the other effort blocked after some good build up play. Vale ended the half with a decent attempt flashing just wide after a good move on the left. Soon after the re-start Hughes found himself closing in on goal but he couldn’t get much power on his toe poke which was easily saved by Grindlay in the end. After a period of midfield

Cumbernauld United 3 Bellshill Athletic 4 Bellshill notched up their first Stagecoach Super League First Division win of the season at the third time of asking in a sevengoal thriller at Cumbernauld on Saturday. The home side went ahead after 27 minutes when STEELE fired a 25-yard free-kick high into the net. However Bellshill pressure paid off after 36 minutes when Barclay handled a Brady cross

and SEAN McKENNA coolly beat Buchanan from the spot. Three minutes ‘Hill took the lead when McKENNA again beat Buchanan from the penalty spot following a foul on Crozier by J Brown. Bellshill increased their lead when Dolan sent a 20-yard freekick high into the net. The visitors kept up the pressure and the Cumbernauld goal had a few lucky escapes before

McKENNA scored his third and Athletic’s fourth on the hour mark, controlling Donnelly’s clearance and calmly rounding the ‘keeper to net. Cumbernauld pulled one back in 73 minutes when Crozier knocked a Caldwell shot behind and from the resultant corner J BROWN headed the ball beyond Donnelly. Four minutes later it was game on as United scored a third,

STEELE repeated his first goal action by blasting a free-kick past Donnelly to set up a nerve wracking last 10 minutes for ‘Hill. Cumbernauld forced several corners as they piled forward in search of an equaliser but the Bellshill defence stood firm. Bellshill: Donnelly, McGhee, McVittie, Fraser, G Wilson, Hall, Crozier, Brady (Livingstone), Selkirk (Connelly), McKenna, Dolan.

RESULTS

Stagecoach West of Scotland League Super League First Division Clydebank F.C. 1 Renfrew F.C. 3 Ashfield F.C. 5 Whitletts Victoria F.C. 3 Cumbernauld United F.C. 3 East Kilbride Thistle F.C. 1 Kilwinning Rangers F.C. 1

v v v v v v v

0 Glenafton Athletic F.C. 2 Girvan F.C 1 Annbank United F.C. 1 Vale of Clyde F.C. 4 Bellshill Athletic F.C. 1 Shotts Bon Accord F.C. 3 Hurlford United F.C.

JUNIOR LEAGUE TABLES Super League First Division Pos Team 1 Ashfield F.C. 2 Hurlford United F.C. 3 Kilwinning Rangers F.C. 4 Renfrew F.C. 5 Whitletts Victoria F.C. 6 Glenafton Athletic F.C. 7 Bellshill Athletic F.C. 8 Girvan F.C 9 Clydebank F.C. 10 Cumbernauld United F.C. 11 East Kilbride Thistle F.C. 12 Shotts Bon Accord F.C. 13 Vale of Clyde F.C. 14 Annbank United F.C.

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F 11 9 8 4 7 3 8 6 2 7 3 3 5 5

A 4 5 6 3 5 2 8 6 2 7 4 6 10 13

GD 7 4 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 -1 -3 -5 -8

Stagecoach West of Scotland League Central District First Div

Pts 9 9 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 0 0

Johnstone Burgh F.C. 1 v 2 Port Glasgow F.C. Blantyre Victoria F.C. 0 v 0 Glasgow Perthshire F.C. St. Anthony’s F.C. 1 v 2 Dunipace F.C. Thorniewood United F.C. 3 v 1 Kilsyth Rangers F.C. Cambuslang Rangers F.C. 3 v 4 Vale of Leven F.C. Greenock Juniors F.C. 1 v 3 Neilston Juniors F.C.

Central District First Div Pos Team Pld 1 Port Glasgow F.C. 3 2 Vale of Leven F.C. 3 3 Thorniewood United F.C. 3 4 Johnstone Burgh F.C. 3 5 Dunipace F.C. 2 6 Neilston Juniors F.C. 3 7 Kilsyth Rangers F.C. 3 8 Greenock Juniors F.C. 2 9 St. Anthony’s F.C. 3 10 Blantyre Victoria F.C. 3 11 Glasgow Perthshire F.C. 3 12 Shettleston F.C. 2 13 Cambuslang Rangers F.C. 3

W 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

D 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0

L 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3

F 9 10 9 6 4 5 3 7 4 2 0 1 5

A 5 8 5 2 2 4 4 3 5 7 7 3 10

GD 4 2 4 4 2 1 -1 4 -1 -5 -7 -2 -5

back and took everyone by surprise. Despite the best efforts of the rest, he held on for second place overall. John’s efforts caught up with him as Darren and Derek sprinted for third. A close call, but Derek’s lunge for the line was enough to clinch bronze. This race was a fitting end to the Club Road Race Series which will certainly be on the agenda for next season. Full result: 1st Dave Smith 2nd Stuart MacGregor 3rd Derek Hamilton 4th Darren Stewart 5th John Campbell 6th Les McKenzie 7th Ricky Sutherland 8th Jim Laughlan 9th Jim Paton 10th Scott Anderson 11th Ian Hatcher 12th Lee Sallis 13th George Rice Club Nights are held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month in the clubrooms, Wellgate Street, Larkhall (behind Pro Am Cycles), at 7.30pm, and all are welcome. Club Runs leave the clubroom at 10am Wednesdays and 9am on Sundays, and allow for different fitness levels. Now is the time to get the bike out and get fit with the Royal Albert!

Stagecoach West of Scotland League Central District Second Div

Pts 9 7 6 6 6 6 4 3 2 1 1 0 0

by the visiting keeper when he was rugby tackled Selkirk at the edge of the box. The keeper was sent marching with a straight red with the sub keeper being thrown straight into the danger zone. The free kick by Dolan was well saved by the keeper for his first touch, pushing the ball round the near post and the game finished level. On reflection, Bellshill could have easily won the match but many failed chances cost them on the day.

Wishaw Juniors F.C. 2 v 3 Carluke Rovers F.C. St. Roch’s F.C. 3 v 4 Stonehouse Violet F.C. Benburb F.C. 2 v 6 Yoker Athletic F.C. Lesmahagow Juniors F.C. 7 v 1 Newmains United F.C. Maryhill F.C. 0 v 2 Royal Albert F.C. Larkhall Thistle F.C. 4 v 0 Forth Wanderers F.C.

Central District Second Div Pos Team Pld 1 Yoker Athletic F.C. 3 2 Royal Albert F.C. 3 3 Lesmahagow Juniors F.C. 3 4 Stonehouse Violet F.C. 3 5 Carluke Rovers F.C. 3 6 St. Roch’s F.C. 3 7 Benburb F.C. 3 8 Larkhall Thistle F.C. 3 9 Wishaw Juniors F.C. 3 10 Newmains United F.C. 3 11 Forth Wanderers F.C. 3 12 Maryhill F.C. 3

W 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0

D 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

L 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3

F 10 4 12 9 8 7 5 5 4 6 2 1

A 4 1 5 5 6 5 7 5 5 11 9 10

GD 6 3 7 4 2 2 -2 0 -1 -5 -7 -9

Pts 7 7 6 6 6 6 4 3 3 3 1 0


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Strathclyde Park Run - Event 21, 28/08/2010. There was a good attendance at the end of the month Parkrun at Strathclyde Park. The first lady across the line today was a wheelchair athlete (although please note that Parkrun are unable to consider wheelchair athlete times for the course record.) In his 1st appearance, Stuart KERR (SM35-39) of Kirkintilloch Olympians won for the 1st time in a time of 16:15. Stephen WYLIE (SM35-39) representing Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers took second by 3 seconds recording 16:18. Michael Dylan BRAWLEY, (SM35-39) of Hamilton Harriers placed third in a time of 18:00. In her 15th appearance, Margaret GEBBIE (VW35-39) of Unattached won in a time of 22:39 for the 1st time. Margaret GEBBIE beat Sophie WELLS (VW35-39) representing Unattached by 21 seconds recording 23:00 in the process. Michaela HAY, (JW14) of Motherwell AC placed third in a time of 24:21. In the Age Graded competition, Stuart KERR recorded a performance of 83.38% In the points competition Leonard MILES has a lead of 65 points over second placed John CONNOR. Margaret GEBBIE leads Michaela HAY by 400 in the ladies competition. In making up the numbers there were 25 first timers at the event. There were 40 runners recording PBs, bringing the total number since the Strathclyde started to 621. This event, 766 runners from 54 different clubs have completed the race 2050 times covering a distance of 10250 kilometers. The male course record is held by Rex BANNER who ran 14:51 on 31/07/10, event #17. The female equivalent is held by Kerry LANG who ran 17:51 on 19/06/10, event #11.

Villagers Continue Winning Form Uddingston Rugby Club continued their strong start to the season with wins for both 1st and 2nd XV’s. The Villager’s 1st XV travel the short distance to Dalziel to face the hosts 2nd XV. In a hard, uncompromising match it was the Villagers who came out on top with a 21-12 victory. Outscoring their opponents by 3 tries to 2 the Villagers secured another well deserved pre-season success. Tries on the night came from Brendan Cairns and a fine double for Jamie McPherson. All 3 conversions were successfully kicked by Gordon Burns. The turn of the Villagers’ 2nd XV. In their opening fixture of their Reserve League West Division 4 campaign Uddingston’s 2nd string made the short journey to Condorrat to face Cumbernauld 3rd XV. This was the first full run out of the season for the 2nd XV and they showed that their pre-season training had not been a waste of effort, recording a resounding 76-12 victory. The Villagers recorded a total of 11 tries from Hughes (4), McKeown (2), McDermott, McPherson, Fox, Hearty and Irvine with Kirkland securing 14 points from 7 successful conversions.

Hamilton Academical Ladies Hamilton 3 Rangers 1

Scottish Cup - Cowdenbeath 0 Hamilton 4

Hamilton travelled into the Kingdom of Fife to take on Cowdenbeath in this Scottish Cup third round tie. Cowdenbeath are currently in the first division of the SWFL and were to prove a difficult team to break down. Coach Alan Urquhart said after the match “Today was a decent result and a decent performance which sees us reach the quarter finals of this season’s Scottish Cup. We started brightly but lost our way towards the end of the first half we were a lot more clinical in the second half and are now looking forward to the draw for the next round”. Hamilton started this game on the front foot and never released their grip on what in the end turned out to be a very one sided match. A couple of early chances came and on both occasions only the woodwork saved the home team from going behind early. Although in total control of the match and pinning the home defence back almost on their own eighteen yard line Hamilton were finding it hard to create many chances. Of the chances created a lack of composure and some good goalkeeping prevented any scoring in the first half. The second half was only 5 minutes old when the goal Hamilton’s play deserved finally arrived, a good move down the left from Tasha Anderson saw her slip the ball inside to Sam McManus who in turn found Susan Fairlie in the box her shot beat the home team’s goalie to put Hamilton one up. To their credit Cowdenbeath did not let their heads go down and eventually worked a chance for themselves only to see their shot come back off the underside of the bar. This was only a brief respite from all the Hamilton pressure, eventually with only 15 minutes of the match left this pressure began to pay off. First a great run down the left from Anderson saw her cut in onto her right foot an unleash a great shot which the home team keeper could only parry out to the feet of Nicky Grant who gleefully tucked the chance away. On 80 minutes a ball from Gill Inglis released Sarah Crilly down the right, her cross was met by McManus who prodded the ball home to put Hamilton three up. On 85 minutes a quick freekick on the edge of the box was laid back to Jen King who saw her shot sail into the top corner for her first goal of the season and Hamilton’s fourth and final goal of the match. The next round of the cup beckons and Hamilton can only hope for a home draw as both matches so far in the cup have been away. Coach Alan Urquhart summed the match up “The object of any cup match is to make it through to the next round we achieved this without too much trouble even with a depleted squad. Our next match against Celtic will be a much harder test for everyone”.

Celtic 3 Hamilton 0 Hamilton travelled to Glasgow to take on the league leaders with a seriously depleted team due to injuries to several key players. Manager Kevin Murphy said after the match “Today was an example of how far we have come and how far we still have to go. With a string of injuries we still managed to give the potential champions a game especially in the second half”. This was always going to be a difficult match against the league leaders and so it turned out with Celtic on the offensive from the first whistle. It took the home team only 8 minutes to open the scoring, a good through ball from the midfield found Jo Love in an offside position but the referee allowed her to run on and fire the ball home. A couple of good saves by Lee Alexander kept Celtic at bay until the 20th minute when a cross from a corner was headed home by an unchallenged Lauren McMillan.

Scottish Womens Premier League Ten minutes later a freekick was Team

Pld

Pts

Celtic

15

43

Glasgow City

14

40

Spartans

16

33

Hibernian

15

31

Hamilton Accies

16

28

Rangers

16

25

Forfar Far

15

22

Inverness

15

17

Boroughmuir

15

11

Dundee Utd

13

6

Aberdeen

15

4

F.C. Kil

15

3

conceded on the edge of the box, Alexander was still setting up her wall when the referee blew for the kick to be taken. The ball ended up in the net and even though Hamilton complained the goal was allowed to stand. The second half saw Hamilton match Celtic with a performance that augers well for the future as each girl worked hard to close down the opposition, Hamilton managed to create some chances of their own the best of which fell to Susan Fairlie who saw her shot from outside the box well saved by Gemma Faye in the Celtic goal. There was no further scoring and Hamilton could take some heart from their second half showing. Manager Murphy summed the match up “The lessons learned from the second half performance will be taken into the next run of games as the injuries keep piling up and the girls will have to pull together to keep their place near the top of the league”.

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score level. The second half was a different story as Hamilton forced Rangers back into defence as they piled on the pressure looking for all three points. Some good chances were created and missed before Hamilton finally took the lead. On the hour mark a good move down the right by Helen Templeton gave Sam McManus the time to slide a great pass through to Fairlie who yet again showed her terrific technique by firing low into the corner. With only ten minutes remaining the third and clinching goal arrived as a result of a good team move, the ball was moved swiftly from front to back and McManus playing well in her unusual midfield role slid a lovely pass through to Sarah Crilly who outstripped the visiting defence to fire low into the corner. Hamilton were content to spend the remainder of the game just keeping possession and running down the clock. A great victory achieved by great teamwork. Manager Murphy summed up the performance “The girls dug deep and played for one another especially in the second half. This game showed that there is a tremendous spirit and will to win in this team. We face Rangers in the cup in a few weeks time and I am sure we will be in for another tough encounter”.

Villagers Triumph in 10 Try Romp Uddingston Rugby Club’s 1st XV got their competitive season underway on Saturday when they travelled to Kilmacolm to face Birkmyre in their Regional Bowl Preliminary Round tie. With both sides having been promoted from their respective league last season the Villagers knew that this would be a test of their pre-season preparation and, despite a slow start, it was the Villagers who showed why they are a division above their hosts with a comprehensive second half display to run out 66-10 victors. With playing conditions as good as we will see all season both sides started the match looking to run the ball and play open attacking rugby. With the game 7 minutes old the Villagers took the opportunity to open their account when the home side were penalised in front of their posts, 25 metres out. Gordon Burns calmly slotted home the kick to give Uddingston a 3-0 advantage. With the Villagers looking to build on this opening they were caught out by a strong attacking move by Birkmyre. Having driven into the Villager’s half the ball was moved wide and, as the defence closed in, a delicate grubber kick pushed the ball into the corner. With Uddingston’s defence struggling to get back it was Birkmyre who reacted first diving on the loose ball for the try. The conversion attempt from out wide fell short but the hosts were ahead 5-3. It only took Uddingston 5 minutes to hit back and regain the lead. Good pressure had taken the visiting pack deep into the home 22. When Birkmyre were penalised Donald Haldane quickly took the penalty, driving to the line. As he was tackled the ball was presented back for scrum half Andy Low to pick and dive over the line for his try. Burns secured the conversion to put the Villagers back in front 10-5. From the restart the Villagers went on the attack and looked to have the

home side pinned back until a well telegraphed pass was intercepted by Birkmyre’s Cliff Law who had the pace and power to sprint home from half way bringing the home side back into the match. The conversion again fell short, but with 20 minutes played the scores were tied 10-10. The Villagers knew they were in a game and started to increase the intensity of their play, punching holes in the home defence for the backs to exploit. With less than half an hour played the visitors got their noses back in front. Having powered their way towards the home try line Uddingston were awarded a 5 metre scrum. As the front 5 got the drive moving Stuart Beresford picked up at number 8 and a delightful switch move with Low saw Beresford dive over for the try. Burns pushed the conversion kick wide taking the score to 15-10. Five minutes later the same 2 players combined to create Uddingston’s 3rd try of the afternoon with Low claiming his second of the match. Burns was back on target for the extra points and the Villagers went into the break with a 22-10 advantage. Unfortunately for the hosts, the hard work that they had put in to keep the first half competitive counted for nothing in the second half as the Villagers turned up the pace and pressure scoring 44 unanswered points in a 40 minute display of attacking rugby. The Villagers added 7 tries from Chris Latta, Stuart Chalmers, Donald Haldane and Bruce McKirdy while Beresford added a 2nd half hat trick to his 1st half effort taking his tally on the day to 4 tries. Burns topped up the scoreboard with 3 conversions and a penalty to round off a successful afternoon for the Villagers. The victory sees Uddingston progress to the 1st round proper where they will face Millbrae at Bothwell Castle Policies on Saturday 2nd October.

OFF THE FIELD

Age: 26

Favourites Team: Rangers Player: Gazza TV Show: Soccer AM Film: Lethal Weapon Food: Pasta

Lives: Hamilton

Either Or?

Name: Chris Queen Club/Team: Thorniewood United Position: Left Midfield

Occupation: Self Employed Coffee Shop Owner Career High: Too many to mention

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RUNNING • •

Hamilton faced Rangers in the league as a precursor to their up and coming Scottish Cup match. Rangers had defeated Hamilton in the opening league match of the season and although yet again playing with a makeshift team Hamilton were out to avenge that defeat. Manager Kevin Murphy said after the match, “I am delighted to collect another three points from this hard fought game. It is well known that we are struggling with injuries and had four players playing out of position as well as another couple playing with knocks”. Hamilton, playing with only one recognised defender in their line up and a few other players playing in unfamiliar positions started this game very slowly. Players were still trying to get to grips with their new roles and were allowing Rangers to control the early part of the match. Rangers were winning set pieces around the Hamilton goal and on 25 minutes one of these deliveries was headed home by Lesley McMaster to put the visitors one up. This goal actually spurred Hamilton on and they began to play some nice football. On 32 minutes great anticipation by Tasha Anderson allowed her to win the ball and fire a pass through to Susan Fairlie who showed great composure to lob the ball over the advancing Rangers keeper to bring the

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• • Bowling • •

Back Row - S Jenkins, A Ferguson, D Mungall, W Wardlaw, S Mc Laren. Front Row: J Rennix,I Ferguson,J McLaren,D French,G Thomson (Missing from photo - S Bishop)

Uddingston Bowling Club Gents Section held their Finals last week and also had a team that played in the Lanarkshire Top Ten. The following are the results: Gents Singles Championship Winner: John McLaren, Runner Up: Scott Bishop Seniors Results: Single Championship Winner: W Waddell, Runner Up: M Stirrat Pairs Championship John McLaren with trophy Winners: G Balfour,B McGuinness (skip), Runners Up: M Carroll,J Breslin(skip). Matt Powell Trophy Individual Winner: I Charlton. Matt Powell Triples Winners: J O Neill,I Charlton,J Galt (skip), Runners Up: J Clark,I Johnston,J Gray(skip) Uddingston Bowling Club also won the Lanarkshire Top Ten Competition on Sunday 5 th Sept in the hard fought Game against Raploch Bowling Club. This was the first time since1986,,the team now represents Lanarkshire in the Scottish District Competition

• • FANZONE • • Thorniewood attack cleared by the Kilsyth defence horniewood hosted pre season favourites Kilsyth Rangers at a sunny Robertson Park in front of the biggest home crowd of the season. Assistant Manager Kieran McGuinness was in charge of Thorniewood for the encounter as Manager Fallon was absent due to a wedding. It was ‘Wood’ who were quickest to take control of the opening stages and star striker Stephen Mullen nearly got them off to the perfect start after 2 minutes with his decent effort. Minutes later, Andy ‘I can play anywhere’ Stewart headed narrowly wide of the far post after a perfect corner from Chris Lafferty. Thorniewood were rewarded for their impressive start when the official awarded a penalty on the 7th minute after Chris Faulds had been fouled in the box. The striker calmly blasted the ball home from the spot kick to give the home side the advantage.

The visitors, clearly shaken by the goal, set about equalizing and responded with some pressure play forcing a series of corners. These were handled comfortably by the Thorniewood defence in the end. ‘Wood’ nearly added their second after 16 minutes when Mullen fired a shot just wide after some superb link up play with Faulds. Moments later a scramble in the Thorniewood box almost resulted in an equaliser but Stephen Mathers pulled off a great stop to deny the visitors. However, ‘Wood’s’ defence were found wanting on the 21st minute when a free kick into the box wasn’t dealt with allowing the Kilsyth forward to find the net with an acrobatic effort. Thorniewood regained the lead a minute later when tenacious play on the right by Martin Devlin resulted in his block falling at the feet of Mullen who guiding a great shot inside Dukes right hand post

after his stunning first touch took him into the area. It could have been three for ‘wood’ on the 26th minute after a superb Chris Queen pass inside the fullback found Mullen who in turn found Faulds but once again the shot was dragged wide of the far post. Rampant ‘Wood’ went further ahead in 30 minutes when Des Bradshaw hit home from close range after great play on the left by Queen. Kilsyth were having problems dealing with the strike partnership of Faulds and Mullen as the pair combined time and time again before the interval. In a match where United had been almost in total control of it was no surprise to see the Viewpark side being the first to threaten in the second half. A Chris Lafferty free kick in 51 minutes from 30 yards had Dukes scrambling to make the save after the ball had taken a tricky bounce. Mullen steered a decent 20

yard effort just over and Faulds had a point blank shot blocked by Dukes. Queen also hit the post with a shot off the left upright shortly thereafter as Thorniewood remained on top. Kilsyth started to come into the game forcing Mathers to pull off a stunning save by tipping a certain looking goal over for a corner. The big keeper again doing well in 73 minutes getting a glove to a dangerous cross come shot. Finishing with a flourish the

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visitors also had Mathers in action in 83 minutes when he tipped over a header from under the bar and again in the last minute when he saved well again from a header. This was a tremendous performance from Thorniewood particularly in a first period as good as anything seen at Robertson for many a season. The game dipped a bit in the second but apart from a late 15 minute spell ‘Wood’ were in control and thoroughly deserved the victory.

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