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Fri, 14/09/2018
Talented youngsters have helped to officially launch a new active travel route in Bishopbriggs. Wester Way runs alongside Phase 4 of Bishopbriggs Relief Road – providing a new dedicated paved path...
Thu, 13/09/2018
East Dunbartonshire Council is supporting a UK-wide initiative to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The Council is backing the ‘Garden of Gold’ campaign, which will see parks and gardens across...
Mon, 10/09/2018
There was the sweet smell of success in St. Mary’s Church Hall recently during the Kirkintilloch Horticultural Society’s annual flower show. The fragrant and colourful event, encouraging gardening...
Mon, 10/09/2018
The Council and trades unions held further intensive talks late last week and can today (Monday 10 September) announce that the strike action planned for Wednesday 12 September will no longer go...
Mon, 10/09/2018
Provost Alan Brown paid tribute to East Dunbartonshire’s hardworking Emergency Services on the Inaugural 999 Emergency Services Day, held on Sunday 9th September 2018. The national day - which is set...
Wed, 05/09/2018
An energetic afternoon of fun is being held to celebrate the opening of the Wester Way – a new active travel corridor running alongside Phase 4 of Bishopbriggs Relief Road. The event is being held on...
Wed, 05/09/2018
Works of art from a pioneering exhibition – celebrating the lives and legacies of women in East Dunbartonshire – are now on show at Glasgow Women’s Library. Women Make Heritage! was the first co-...
Mon, 03/09/2018
A group of East Dunbartonshire walkers have completed the 134-mile John Muir Way after splitting it into manageable sections over the past 18 months. The 14-strong group – all members of the...
Mon, 03/09/2018
The life of times of Scotland's 'Father of Democracy' will be celebrated in song, talks, walks and entertainment later this year. The 2018 Thomas Muir Festival will once again train the spotlight on...
Fri, 31/08/2018
Keeping up its tradition of recruiting local young people onto its award-winning Modern Apprenticeship Scheme, East Dunbartonshire Council has just welcomed 11 new starts. The recruits were chosen...
Fri, 31/08/2018
Get ‘organised’ and don’t miss the next meeting of East Dunbartonshire Women in Business Group. That is the advice from Business Gateway East Dunbartonshire, which has arranged a new session for the...
Fri, 31/08/2018
Eight war memorials across East Dunbartonshire have been returned to their former glory, thanks to great partnership working between War Memorials Trust and East Dunbartonshire Council. Bearsden,...
Thu, 30/08/2018
The Council has been advised of further all-out strike action across East Dunbartonshire by Unison, Unite and GMB on Wednesday 12 September 2018. Disappointed at the strike notification, Joint...
Thu, 30/08/2018
  The Spirit of Alba Gin & Whisky Festival was just the tonic for the hundreds of people who attended the event at Kirkintilloch Town Hall last weekend.  Held for the first time in East...
Wed, 29/08/2018
East Dunbartonshire is ready to play its part in attracting more than one million new visitors to the west of Scotland over the next five years. That is the message from the Council as it works with...
Wed, 29/08/2018
People of all ages flocked to East Dunbartonshire for the 2018 Kirkintilloch Canal Festival, which reached a cracking crescendo at the weekend. Residents and visitors enjoyed a range of activities...
Tue, 28/08/2018
  Learning all about the endangered European eel has been a hands-on experience for Gartconner Primary School’s P7 pupils. Before the school holidays, the youngsters nurtured the imperilled creatures...
Fri, 24/08/2018
A recent in-car safety clinic held in East Dunbartonshire revealed that over 50 per cent of the seats checked were incorrectly fitted or incompatible. As part of the Good Egg In Car Safety Campaign,...
Fri, 24/08/2018
  Two creative pupils at Lairdsland Primary School have been using their artistic skills to encourage Canal Festival visitors not to smoke during the festivities on Gala Sunday.  Freyja Spence and...
Fri, 24/08/2018
  A variety of iconic locations in East Dunbartonshire will be welcoming visitors on Saturday 8 September as part of Doors Open Day 2018. This is the 20th year that the area has taken part in the...
Thu, 23/08/2018
To mark the 10th anniversary of the inscription of the Antonine Wall as a World Heritage Site, and to celebrate the ongoing involvement of local communities, the Antonine Wall Steering Group will be...
Thu, 23/08/2018
As the new school term gets underway, 450 pupils from Bearsden and Milngavie are busy discovering everything that their brand new school has to offer. The £10m St Nicholas’ Primary in Bearsden -...
Mon, 20/08/2018
Car parking charges will be temporarily suspended for Kirkintilloch Canal Festival this weekend and also for the forthcoming Milngavie Food and Drink Festival. The two Council car parks in...
Fri, 17/08/2018
Free sanitary products will be available in all East Dunbartonshire Schools from the start of term in keeping with the Scottish Government commitment to provide “access to free sanitary products to...
Fri, 17/08/2018
  There is an extra spring in the step of pupils and staff at Lairdsland Primary in Kirkintilloch as they start back after the summer holidays. They are celebrating their recent inspection report...
Fri, 17/08/2018
  There has been smiles all round at Douglas Academy as pupils attained the best SQA exam results in the school’s history! Now the top performing school in East Dunbartonshire, Douglas Academy saw 52...
Fri, 17/08/2018
East Dunbartonshire Council is set to introduce a new traffic calming measure on Kenmure Avenue at its junction with Brackenbrae Road, Bishopbriggs. A survey of traffic levels and speeds on the road...
Fri, 17/08/2018
  East Dunbartonshire Council is set to introduce new traffic calming measures for Bankhead Road, Kirkintilloch following surveys that found some drivers were exceeding the speed limit. The Council...
Thu, 16/08/2018
Local Residents are being offered another chance to find out more about revised proposals to build 53 affordable homes in Kirkintilloch at a public event.  East Dunbartonshire Council, along with...
Thu, 16/08/2018
  Around 110 young people attended an inspirational event aimed at increasing the number of women working in engineering recently. The day was held at Turnbull High, Bishopbriggs, with pupils...
Thu, 16/08/2018
The countdown is on to this year’s Kirkintilloch Canal Festival – which offers family fun, thrills and all things nautical and nice. Thousands of people will flock to areas around the town centre to...
Tue, 14/08/2018
  People are being invited to comment on proposals to promote the use of British Sign Language locally. East Dunbartonshire Council is working with Deafblind Scotland and deafscotland to consult on...
Tue, 14/08/2018
  An ambitious project which could have laid the track for better rail services in Milngavie and Bearsden has been turned down by Transport Scotland. East Dunbartonshire Council applied for funding...
Mon, 13/08/2018
  As the new school term starts, drivers around East Dunbartonshire’s schools are being given a reminder lesson in road safety from pupils. Careless, selfish and dangerous parking around schools is...
Fri, 10/08/2018
A treasure trove of ‘postcards’ from the past have arrived at Kirkintilloch Town Hall as part of a unique new exhibition. People are being invited to take a stroll down memory lane in the company of...
Fri, 10/08/2018
The Council’s Trading Standards team is warning residents to be on their guard from telephone scammers who are calling people about a law suit by HMRC in relation to tax returns. Residents are...
Tue, 07/08/2018
  SQA exam results published today (Tuesday) show a continued good performance for pupils across East Dunbartonshire’s eight secondary schools*. Across the year groups, the results show sustained...
Tue, 07/08/2018
  Local heroes from across East Dunbartonshire have been recognised for the positive impact they have made in their communities. Provost Alan Brown hosted his first Tea with the Provost at Lairdsland...
Thu, 02/08/2018
  Acclaimed artist and Kirkintilloch native Dick Stevenson and his daughter Jackie Stevenson, a renowned artist in her own right, have been announced as the judging panel for this year’s Annual Art...
Mon, 30/07/2018
  Footballers in Milngavie will have an upgraded pitch to show off their fancy footwork this season thanks to a £30,500 investment. The Council, on behalf of EDLC Trust, have appointed contractors...
Mon, 30/07/2018
  Local residents are being offered the chance to find out more about proposals to build 38 affordable homes in Kirkintilloch at a public event.  As part of the Kirkintilloch Town Centre Masterplan,...
Tue, 24/07/2018
  East Dunbartonshire Council has teamed up with Dogs Trust and Keep Britain Tidy to stage an intervention in Bishopbriggs to motivate dog walkers to pick up their dog mess in two popular dog walking...
Tue, 24/07/2018
  Have you ever wondered what Kirkintilloch was like in Roman times? Or how Celts living in Lenzie spent their days? Come along to the Rampaging Romans and Crafty Celts event at the Auld Kirk Museum...
Fri, 20/07/2018
Trades Unions to consult on Revised Redundancy Framework Position following negotiations The Council and trades unions have been holding intensive negotiations this week (16 – 20 July) to resolve...
Fri, 20/07/2018
  A special memorial to a heroic Kirkintilloch soldier has been unveiled by East Dunbartonshire Council exactly 100 years after his incredible bravery saw him awarded the Victoria Cross. Sergeant...
Fri, 20/07/2018
  It was a special day in Kirkintilloch recently for 28 local young people and their families and friends as they picked up awards at an event to celebrate their learning achievements.   The young...
Fri, 20/07/2018
  Parents and carers of young children in East Dunbartonshire can take advantage of free in-car safety clinics this summer. We all want our children to travel safely in cars, however, installing a ...