From There… To Here

The social history of Wester Hailes


January 1995.  Articles include

  • The Wester Hailes Representative Council organising help for victims of flooding in Glasgow.  The Rep Council sent food and other essential supplies to Ferguslie Park.
  • WHEC students visiting the House of Commons and speaking to MPs.
  • A look back at 1994, including the news that the canal might be re-opened and there might one day be swans in Wester Hailes.
  • Sentinel Sounds reporting on some of the music highlights from 1994.  How many of those bands do you remember?

The front page headline reports on an ongoing battle with Presto and the shopping centre which had resulted in a court case to prevent Presto closing.  Other stories include

    • Dumbryden Primary School winning an environmental award
    • A request for sponsorship support for a football team at Hailesland primary school
    • News from around the neighbourhoods
    • The Wester Hailes Carnival programme which marked 25 years of life in Wester Hailes
    • A report on Hailes FM with information on how to tune in

he main news was a new multi million pound town centre for Wester Hailes, which formed a special wraparound front and back page for the paper supported by LEEL and the Wester Hailes Partnership. Other news included

  • The new shop for the British Heart Foundation
  • A search for a mystery Samaritan who had handed in a full purse in the shopping centre
  • Advice from the CAB on buying second hand cars
  • Troubled times at Tynecastle
  • A report on the Woods girls football team
  • News that a new library was coming to Wester Hailes

You can read all these stories and more here.

Woods Youth Centre Girls Team


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