Every picture tells a story

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THE golden years of a Motherwell tower which is set to be demolished later this year will be captured in a new display - for which North Lanarkshire Council needs your help.

Residents are being asked for their photographs of Glencairn Tower which has been part of the town’s skyline since 1964.

The council wants to create a display of images to mark the demolition, and these can range from the new build tower in the 60s to more recent times or old images of Motherwell before Glencairn was built.

If you have old photographs, stories to tell or if you’ve lived there then please get in touch – the council wants to hear from you.

The local authority has been trawling its own archives and has discovered some early shots of Glencairn Tower being built, images of the tenements in the area prior to Glencairn’s existence and photos of the decanted tower but they are keen to add to this collection.

You can take your images along to Motherwell Heritage Centre this month from Wednesday to Saturday, between 10am and 5pm.

The council will scan them on the spot and return them to you immediately.

It would be great if you could also include a brief caption (anonymous if you don’t want to give your details) to tell the council the story behind the image.

If you were one of the first or last tenants to live in the tower or if you have tales of tower life then contact corporatecommunications@northlan.gov.uk.

To find out more log on to website www.northlan.gov.uk.