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Tue, 17/07/2018
  Kirkintilloch Canal Festival is aiming to hit the right note by teaming up with Scottish Opera as part of this year’s nautical-themed festivities. Pop-up Opera will bring ‘Be a Sport, Spike!’ and ‘...
Tue, 17/07/2018
  Families are being invited to get creative and get active at a range of events in East Dunbartonshire. A new era in sport gets underway this summer as Glasgow co-hosts the inaugural European...
Tue, 17/07/2018
  A popular family-friendly festival is returning to Mugdock Country Park this month. Hundreds of people flock to the MugStock festival every year to enjoy a range of live music, fun, food and...
Mon, 16/07/2018
  The Council’s Digital Marketing Apprentice, Ross Russell, was on the ball this summer winning bronze as part of the Cerebral Palsy Scotland Football squad at an international tournament in...
Wed, 11/07/2018
  Four days of planned strike action by some East Dunbartonshire Council employees due to start tomorrow (Thursday) has been called off. As a result of positive discussions today which saw the...
Fri, 06/07/2018
An exhibition commemorating one of East Dunbartonshire's bravest sons has gone on display at William Patrick Library in Kirkintilloch as part of the Council's First World War centenary commemoration...
Thu, 05/07/2018
The recent hot weather has seen people flocking to their local parks in their droves – but now residents are being asked for their views on how they can be improved even further. The Council’s...
Thu, 05/07/2018
East Dunbartonshire is making good efforts to safeguard vulnerable adults, according to a new inspection report. East Dunbartonshire was selected as one of six partnership areas to take part in a...
Wed, 04/07/2018
Repairs will be carried out to bridges over the Forth and Clyde Canal – between Kirkintilloch and The Falkirk Wheel – following calls for action by East Dunbartonshire Council. There is currently no...
Mon, 02/07/2018
On Thursday 28 June, the Council signed an Armed Forces Covenant with the Ministry of Defence, which demonstrates the organisation’s support of the Armed Forces community, acknowledging and...
Mon, 02/07/2018
New community facilities have been launched in Milngavie – including public toilets, meeting space and a new information point for locals and visitors. The Waypoint at Milngavie Youth Centre was...
Fri, 29/06/2018
Don’t risk your life to cool off this summer – that’s the warning to people as temperatures continue to soar in East Dunbartonshire. Quarries, reservoirs, rivers, canals and lochs may look inviting...
Fri, 29/06/2018
Provost Alan Brown has raised the Armed Forces flag at the Council HQ in Kirkintilloch in recognition of Armed Forces Day which falls this year on Saturday 30 June 2018. Provost Brown said, “We raise...
Fri, 29/06/2018
  The discovery of an idyllic bay on Colonsay five years ago inspired artist Sue Wilkinson to create a new exhibition which is now open at the Auld Kirk Museum. Sue’s work often captures Scottish...
Thu, 28/06/2018
The Council has been advised of further strike action by three unions ahead of discussions continuing in the current dispute. The further strike action has been called by: GMB for waste operatives...
Thu, 28/06/2018
As Europe’s elite road cyclists prepare to descend on Scotland for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships in August, East Dunbartonshire is getting ready to welcome them for the Cycling Time Trial....
Wed, 27/06/2018
Council Services have resumed today (Wednesday 27 June) following the strike action taking place in East Dunbartonshire on 21, 22, 25 and 26 June. Joint Council Leader Vaughan Moody said, “It was...
Wed, 27/06/2018
A pioneering project has scooped a prestigious award for promotion of walking, cycling and use of public transport. Milngavie Station Travel Hub recently won a Scottish Transport Award for Excellence...
Wed, 20/06/2018
It was a golden celebration recently as a sparkling couple crossed the Atlantic to celebrate a marriage milestone at Mugdock Country Park. Richard Graham, the Chieftain of The Clan Graham Society of...
Wed, 20/06/2018
Pupils at Torrance Primary School are really going places after super work to promote the use of cycles and scooters. Torrance has been given Cycle Friendly Primary School status by Cycling Scotland...
Wed, 20/06/2018
  Four pupils from Balmuildy Primary School have unveiled signage in Bishopbriggs Public Park urging adults not to smoke where children play.   Keira Roopra, Abbie Ward, Abbi McKeeman and Kate Kelly...
Tue, 19/06/2018
We all know teachers who go the extra mile but Mr Sewell from Merkland School in Kirkintilloch went 25 miles - round an extreme obstacle course, through mud, in the dark –and raised £1,900 for school...
Tue, 19/06/2018
Children in East Dunbartonshire are ready to embark on some literary mischief-making as part of this year’s Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland which runs from Saturday 23 June to Saturday...
Mon, 18/06/2018
  With the school holidays just around the corner, the East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust is laying on a sports programme to keep your youngsters busy, happy and fit. There are...
Fri, 15/06/2018
  Douglas Academy in Milngavie has become the first East Dunbartonshire secondary school to be awarded the Unicef (UK) Gold: Rights Respecting School Award.    Unicef assessors visited the school in...
Thu, 14/06/2018
Depute Provost Gary Pews turned quiz master recently as he played host to P7 pupils from two local schools at the Council Chambers in Kirkintilloch.   Pupils from Balmuildy Primary in Bishopbriggs...
Wed, 13/06/2018
Milton of Campsie residents are celebrating the official opening of a fantastic play facility in the village which they helped design with the Council’s Streetscene Technical Support Team. The...
Wed, 13/06/2018
Phase 4 of Bishopbriggs Relief Road is now open to traffic – paving the way to reduced journey times and improved air quality. The project overcame a series of challenges, particularly delays as a...
Wed, 13/06/2018
Local residents are being urged to attend drop-in events to share their views on the Council’s Surface Water Management Plans (SWMPs) for three priority areas. Milngavie, Bishopbriggs and Bearsden...
Wed, 13/06/2018
  East Dunbartonshire Council welcomed its latest intake of probationer teachers to Douglas Academy this week for their first induction event. In August, at the start of the new school term, 121...
Thu, 07/06/2018
Proposals have been publicised for a new supermarket and associated development in Bishopbriggs. Morrisons has announced its intention to develop a site to the north of railway line, bounded by South...
Thu, 07/06/2018
East Dunbartonshire Council has carried out a successful pilot of mould eradication in its properties and will now roll out the service on a case by case basis for people with health issues. The...
Thu, 07/06/2018
Senior elected members and officials from East Dunbartonshire Council are due to meet with Scottish Canals and Transport Scotland to discuss Forth & Clyde Canal bridge issues. Councillors...
Wed, 06/06/2018
Set sail for East Dunbartonshire this summer – with a variety of amazing events on the horizon. Preparations are well underway for the 2018 Kirkintilloch Canal Festival, including a raft of fun and...
Wed, 06/06/2018
A rejuvenated landmark building in Bearsden is in the running for a prestigious UK-wide honour. Kilmardinny House has been shortlisted for Civic Building of the Year by SPACES (Society for Public...
Tue, 05/06/2018
It is Dementia Awareness Week from June 4 to 10 and this year’s theme is making sure that nobody suffers dementia alone. Dementia is a group of symptoms, which affect the brain and cause gradual...
Mon, 04/06/2018
Bishopbriggs Library and Community Hub, the new home for Council, library and cultural services in the town, was officially opened by Provost Alan Brown on Thursday 31 May following a £2M investment...
Fri, 01/06/2018
The next steps for the Lenzie Station Improvement Project will be showcased at a drop-in information event on Wednesday 13 June. East Dunbartonshire Council has been working on proposals to improve...
Fri, 01/06/2018
It has been confirmed that Phase 4 of Bishopbriggs Relief Road will be open to traffic by 12 June 2018. The project has faced complex challenges due to the construction of a new bridge over the busy...
Wed, 30/05/2018
  Lenzie Academy pupil Soundarya Bhaskar won an award for her language skills at the final of a national competition held in Edinburgh earlier this month.   S1-S3 pupils from across Scotland took...
Wed, 30/05/2018
New parking charges and arrangements will come into effect for a number of Council car parks from Monday 18 June 2018. The new charges are applicable Monday-Saturday, 9am-5.30pm: 0-2 hours - £1 2-3...
Wed, 30/05/2018
Community groups across East Dunbartonshire will play their part in the Glasgow 2018 European Championships after securing grants to hold cultural events. Applications were invited earlier this year...
Wed, 30/05/2018
As East Dunbartonshire Council gets ready to offer local families additional hours of free early learning and childcare, Childminders across the area are being invited to get involved. Like other...
Tue, 29/05/2018
An incredible 2.5 tonnes of rubbish was collected from the road verges of East Dunbartonshire during this month’s Week of Action on Roadside Litter, from May 12 to 20. Operatives from the Council’s...
Fri, 25/05/2018
If you go down to Boghead Wood today you’re sure of a big surprise after the area was given an upgrade to improve the visitor experience. Boghead Wood, a haven for wildlife just off Boghead Road in...
Fri, 25/05/2018
An inspirational woman whose thirst for adventure saw her swap Kirkintilloch for Hokkaidō – where she was crowned the 'mother of Japanese whisky' – is the focus of a fascinating new exhibition. Rita...
Fri, 25/05/2018
More than 300 ambitious entrepreneurs and well-established businesses flocked to 25 inspirational events in East Dunbartonshire recently. The inaugural East Dunbartonshire Business Week – which took...
Thu, 24/05/2018
On Friday 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force across Europe, providing individuals with greater protection in terms of how their data is stored and used....
Thu, 24/05/2018
  Excited children at the new Auchinairn Early Learning and Childcare Centre have been marking the opening of their new facility by burying a time capsule for future generations.   With a helping...
Wed, 23/05/2018
East Dunbartonshire Council has joined forces with Police Scotland to support the Keep Safe initiative in the area, which provides vulnerable adults with a safe space and point of contact if they...
Wed, 23/05/2018
Kincaid Park in Milton of Campsie is looking blooming great thanks to the hard work of green-fingered local school children. Pupils from Craighead Primary School helped plant a total of 1,000 pot...
Tue, 22/05/2018
A new research report into the work of sportscotland has found that participation programmes supported by the national agency for sport are having a life-changing effect on those who are taking part...
Tue, 22/05/2018
  Bumble bees are having a field day in Cluny Park after local school children helped to plant wild flowers in the parks’ wetland. Five species of bumble bee have been buzzing around the biodiversity...
Tue, 22/05/2018
Pupils from Torrance Primary have joined the Council’s ranks of Junior Wardens, having taken part in a scheme aimed at helping them become better, more responsible citizens. The 27 primary 6 pupils...