News and sporting review of 2010 - May-August

A LOOK back at the top stories making the news in the second part of our round-up.


* Furious parents fighting bus cuts were told to use a controversial pay-as-you-go school bus service . . . or lose it.

* A terrified family were forced to flee for their lives following a huge fire at their Bishopbriggs home.

* It was announced that a new statue would be unveiled in Moodiesburn to commemorate the lives of 47 miners who died in the Auchengeich Colliery disaster.

* Thugs threatened a young man with a syringe and robbed him during a daylight attack in Springburn.

* Rob Roy manager John Richardson spoke of his delight after Rabs secured their berth in junior football's top division with a 1-0 win over Irvine Meadow.

* Despite the floodlights going on fire during the game, Harestanes Amateurs kept their cool at New Douglas Park to win the West of Scotland Amateur Cup in a thrilling final against Colville Park.

* Jubilant Campsie Black Watch u-19s manager Allan Differ hailed his cup heroes as they beat yet another under-21 team to lift the Lady Darling Cup. It was an astonishing achievement as they were entered into the under-21s cup by mistake. They beat East Kilbride u-21s 2-1.

* Petershill stayed in junior football's top flight when they avoided the dreaded third place relegation play-off spot.

* Rob Roy narrowly missed out on a cup-winning crescendo to the season when they were pipped 1-0 in the final of the West of Scotland Cup by Irvine Meadow.


* It was revealed eight primary schools could face the axe in a massive shake-up of education in East Dunbartonshire.

* There were calls for a crackdown on public drinking at a right of way in Gartcosh over fears that someone could be seriously injured.

* It was revealed that firefighters in Springburn were called to tackle a staggering 437 fires started deliberately in just one year.

* Staff and shoppers were evacuated from B&Q in Bishopbriggs after an alleged thief climbed on to the roof to escape from police.

* Bishopbriggs Golf Club member Willie Logan beat odds of millions to one to notch up his second albatross (three under par).

* Former Lenzie YC player Stephen Crainey was guest of honour at Lenzie Youth Club's end-of-season prizegiving. The former Celtic star had just helped Blackpool win promotion to the English Premiership.

* A high-flying under-21 team really came of age when they won the West of Scotland Cup Final. KRR Harestanes won 4-2 on

penalties against Hillwood BC. Manager Joe Hendrie said "I am absolutely delighted for the boys."

* Young athlete Stella Winters, from Bishopbriggs, was praised by double Olympic gold medal winner Dame Kelly Holmes at a masterclass at Loughborough College. She was selected for the mentoring day after winning 1500m gold at the Scottish Schools Track and Field Championships.

* Alastair Kellock captained his country to a famous Bicentenary Cup victory in Argentina.


* Angry residents called for a ban on heavy lorries using their street in Kirkintilloch as a 'rat run'

after a massive truck crashed into a safety barrier.

* There were calls to introduce filter lanes at Bishopbriggs Cross traffic lights in a bid to end rush hour chaos.

* Thieves stole a statue of the Virgin Mary from the side of a grave in a "despicable" raid at a cemetery in Moodiesburn.

* Heartbroken youngsters, staff and parents at Molendinar

Family Learning Centre called on mindless vandals to stop trashing their outdoor area after it was targeted for the second time in the year.

* A father and son got ready for a family friendly with an edge. Gregg Wylde, who plays for Rangers, was gearing up to take on Clyde, where dad Gordon is assistant head coach.

* Campsie Bowling Club made history when they won the Dumbartonshire Ladies Triples Championship.

* Ambitious boys club Rossvale unveiled former Glenafton Athletic Scottish Cup winner Ian Gray as their new manager.


* Police appealed for information after youths were attacked by thugs wielding a hammer and knives during separate incidents in Kirkintilloch.

* A spate of rowdy incidents at the War Memorial Hall in Bishopbriggs led to a booze ban being imposed by licensing chiefs.

* Brave youngster Derek Brown, who was given only a 50 per cent chance of survival after doctors discovered he had a diaphragmatic hernia before he was born, started school at Gartcosh Primary.

* Ambitious plans were unveiled to create new homes, healthcare facilities and a primary school in Robroyston.

* Kirkintilloch Rob Roy thumped Kilbirnie Ladeside 4-2 in an astonishing game which involved six goals, two red cards, two members of the Kilbirnie management team sent to the stand, penalty controversies and a plea from the ref for police to attend!

* An amazing 27 years after founding Bishopbriggs Acro Gymnastics Club, much-loved coach Gill Macdonald announced her retirement. Fellow coach Pat Reith also announced she was stepping down.

* Lenzie Rugby Club announced it was running teams at under-13, 15, 16 and 18 – and was looking for players. Allan Glen's Rugby Academy also kicked off the new season.

* Lenzie Tennis Club was awarded the LTA's prestigious Clubmark recognition.