Rutherglen lies on the outskirts of Glasgow and is the oldest Royal Burgh in Scotland.
It is a focal point for the neighbouring communities of Cambuslang, Halfway, Burnside,
Cathkin, Springhall, Fernhill, Spittal, Bankhead and Toryglen - a satellite housing
estate along to the west - as well as Carmunnock, a sleepy village snuggling to the
south on the other side of the Cathkin Braes.
With the advent of comprehensive education, Rutherglen Academy ceased to exist in
June 1970. Most pupils transferred to the new Cathkin High on Western Road up in
Whitlawburn, or were retained at the old Academy building in Melrose Avenue, now
renamed Stonelaw High School. The allocation was decided by where you lived in the
district. But because Stonelaw began life as a four-year school, pupils wishing to
do Highers and CSYS had to go up to Cathkin for fifth and sixth year - as many did.
More recently a brand new Stonelaw High was built in Calderwood Road, which is where
most Rutherglen children go today - unless they are Catholic, then it’s usually Trinity
High, Glenside Drive. Please click here for a fuller account. And here for the Submissions
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