December 2017 Events

Rutherglen Lore – Talk & Slides at Rutherglen Library

Friday 1st December    2-3pm  

‘Rutherglen Lore’   The Book.         

Talk presented by author Carol Foreman & Librarian Zen Boyd.

Learn more about the definitive 1922 book on Rutherglen, written by “the Rutherglen Librarian” William Ross Shearer. Illustrated by a unique range of Historic Rutherglen photos, including rare family photos.

Learn more about the author William Ross Shearer: Author, Librarian, Photographer, Historian.

A Book Week Scotland Event.  Places    £3.10 / £1.55 concession

To book your place please contact Rutherglen Library, 163 Main Street, Rutherglen, telephone 0141 6135380.


May Heritage Events 2016

Old Rutherglen Shops   Thurs 26th May 2-3pm  

Talk by author Carol Foreman & librarian Zen Boyd             Tickets £2.10

A Talk & Slideshow of the Old Shops of Rutherglen over the years.   Learn more about the history behind some of Rutherglen’s shops and businesses. This topic has been greatly added to over the past two years, some new photos are now part of the slideshow.

Tickets are available at Rutherglen Library Main desk, 163 Main Street, Rutherglen.


Heritage Open Day           Sat 21 May 2pm -4pm   Free Event

Browse our History Archives on Rutherglen, Cambuslang & Lanarkshire. Old Photos, local newspapers, topics such as WW1 & WW2, old shops, old cinemas. Search the website for FREE for your own Family Tree.

Drop in to Rutherglen Heritage Centre, Floor 1 of Rutherglen Library, 163 Main Street. G73 2HB

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April 2016 Events


Rutherglen Mining Talk

Tues 26 April 2pm-3pm : Rutherglen Mining

Bob McDonald & Colin Findlay present a talk & slideshow

on the history of mining in the Rutherglen area.

Both men have been instrumental in the Pits, Ponies, People & Stories project

as well as the plans for a Rutherglen Mining Memorial.

£2.10 from Rutherglen Library

Please visit the Heritage Centre at Rutherglen Library to view all our archives. To book a time please phone us on 0141 613 5380.


Farme Colliery Farme Colliery.


WW1 Open Day

Sat 9 April 2pm-4pm : WW1 Open Day

View our WW1 display and learn more about WW1 in Rutherglen. Search the website for Military Records.    Free Event


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If you missed this event you can still view all our WW1 archives by making an appointment to use Rutherglen Heritage Centre.  Simply telephone Rutherglen Library on 0141 613 5380 to book a time.