What was happening in Wester Hailes 32 years ago? The Sentinel Newspaper reported on local issues and was owned and managed by the people of Wester Hailes. Headlines for August 1978 include
The Wester Hailes Education Centre opened its doors for the first time on the 21st August 1978. Do you remember that first term at the WHEC? Perhaps you were amongst the first pupils to attend.
The Youth Forum organised a programme of activities for young people but it also worked to have the views of young people heard in the community. Do you remember taking part in the Youth Forum?
Around The Areas
The Sentinel publicised community activity in the different local neighbourhoods. Did you belong to one of the groups mentioned?
Police Station for Wester Hailes
After several years of campaigning by local groups, the Sentinel reported that a police station was going to be located in the area. Do you recognise the proposed site?
Mick McCormack Rides Again
The Sentinel reported on a fundraising event that crossed the city, ending up at Port Seton. Did you take part in the challenge or go over to Port Seton as part of the welcoming party?