Came across this in the back issues of the Evening Times ...
Rutherglen Provost Moffat told the meeting which included Lord Provost-elect Peter McCann at the last meeting of Rutherglen Town Council that he was sure the standard set by the Town Council would continue in Glasgow District Council and added ' You are not just taking over the smallest of the largest burghs, you are in my humble opinions, taking over the best of the large burghs'. And with these words the Royal Burgh ceased to exist on May 15th 1975,...
They, looking back , all th' Eastern side beheld.Of Paradise, so late their happy seat.
'There's a good time coming, though we may never live to see it'.
Nooadays, that's somewhere tae the right of the Tories. ;D
From "The West Of Scotland In History" at archive.org
. . . .It was remarked of Glasgow that it did not appear when the inhabitants first began to enjoy any peculiar rights or privileges under the protection of the bishops; but, as they were not tenants or vassals of the Crown, they could originally have had no such political existence as belonged to the burghal vassalage of the king, and there even seemed good ground for supposing that the whole territory of Glasgow was originally included within the bounds of the royal burgh of Rutherglen, erected by David I.
. . . .The presumed inferiority of the early burgesses became so intolerable that in 1226 Alexander II. granted a charter prohibiting the people of Rutherglen from taking toll or custom in the town of Glasgow, or nearer than the Cross of Schetelston.