Historical information about this webcam
The Rutherglen webcam view is facing West towards Hampden Park football stadium, Scotland's National Football Stadium, which is only 1.5 miles away at the end of this road.
The Rutherglen streaming webcam provides LIVE sound of the locals going about there daily business & if you listen, you will hear the odd reveller go home after a wee drink or two after the local pubs & bars close. Also, if your lucky, you might catch the local parades, marches and fun fairs that happen here quite frequently.
Rutherglen remains the oldest royal burgh in Scotland, having received the status of Royal Burgh in 1126 by Royal Charter from King David I of Scotland who ruled from 1124 to 1153. The town is more than 500 years older than Glasgow. In the 14th century Walter Stewart, father of King Robert II, was granted Farme Castle. This was located close to Farme Cross in the east of Rutherglen, and stood until the 1960s. It was a centre of heavy industry, having a long coal mining tradition which died out by 1950. J & J White’s Chemical Works in Shawfield, which was in existence from 1820 to 1967, produced more than 70% of the UK’s Chromate products. Today there is a significant legacy of chromium waste in the area. Rutherglen, and most of the towns that are encircling the city, are now dormitory suburbs of Glasgow.
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