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Thu, 12/04/2018
New parking arrangements are set to be put in place in East Dunbartonshire this summer, including revised charges for Council car parks. The changes are being introduced following feedback from...
Thu, 12/04/2018
Residents, commuters and visitors can really go places in East Dunbartonshire thanks to a new map showing cycle paths and trails for people of all ages. The new East Dunbartonshire Cycle Map features...
Thu, 12/04/2018
A pioneering new exhibition has been launched at Kirkintilloch Town Hall – celebrating the lives and legacy of women in East Dunbartonshire. Women Make Heritage! is the name of a new co-curated...
Thu, 12/04/2018
East Dunbartonshire Council’s Transport Team is celebrating being shortlisted for two accolades at this year’s prestigious Scottish Transport Awards. The £300,000 project to create the Milngavie...
Wed, 11/04/2018
At a Special Council Meeting last night (Tuesday 10 April), the Council agreed to suspend implementation of its revised Redundancy Payments Framework, which had been agreed on 9 November 2017, to...
Tue, 10/04/2018
An inspirational festival celebrating the artistic achievements of people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health issues – and the organisations which support them – has been declared a...
Fri, 06/04/2018
  A group of S3 pupils from Bearsden Academy rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty recently as part of a tree-planting project to improve local air quality. The school grounds were...
Thu, 05/04/2018
  A local woman who has transformed the lives of thousands of people has been presented with a prestigious award. Patsy Morrison, from Milngavie, has been honoured with a British Empire Medal (BEM)...
Tue, 03/04/2018
Thousands of budding young artists from across Scotland took part in this year’s John Byrne National Drawing Competition. Alastair Donaghey, a first year pupil at Lenzie Academy and Connor MacDonald...
Thu, 29/03/2018
Parents and carers of children under two years in Lennoxtown and Hillhead will soon be able to access extended Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) provision within their communities. The expanded...
Thu, 29/03/2018
Following an in-depth consultation the Council has agreed to relocate the Language and Communication Resource Services at Twechar Primary School and establish enhanced support bases at Castlehill and...
Thu, 29/03/2018
From August 2018 the catchment area for Gaelic Medium Primary Education (GMPE) in East Dunbartonshire will be extended to cover the whole Council area. Currently only children living within the...
Tue, 27/03/2018
  It was all smiles at St. Ninian’s High in Kirkintilloch today as staff and pupils celebrated the news that they have just achieved the best results of any Scottish school under Education Scotland’s...
Tue, 27/03/2018
                The multilingual talents of Erika Aitkenhead from Kirkintilloch High were celebrated at a prestigious award ceremony at University of Strathclyde on 17 March 2018. The East...
Mon, 26/03/2018
Joint Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, Councillor Vaughan Moody: “The threat of industrial action by the NASUWT, targeting only East Dunbartonshire of 32 local authorities in Scotland is...
Mon, 26/03/2018
Fascinating research by talented women in East Dunbartonshire will go on display in Kirkintilloch from Saturday 7 April. Women Make Heritage! is the name of a new co-curated exhibition – the first to...
Wed, 21/03/2018
An informative new website which explores the impact of the First World War on East Dunbartonshire has been launched. The website is the work of the East Dunbartonshire's War project team who spent...
Wed, 21/03/2018
The Auld Kirk Museum has a host of events for all the family running over the Easter school break. Starting on 3 April there will be a series of free drop-in arts and crafts workshops taking place....
Wed, 21/03/2018
  At its meeting last night (Tuesday 20 March), following approval of the Council Budget for 2018-19, Councillor Vaughan Moody and Councillor Andrew Polson were appointed as Co-Leaders of East...
Wed, 21/03/2018
  At its meeting last night (Tuesday 20 March), Council approved a Revenue Budget for 2018/19 delivering savings of £13.6 million in line with the funding gap faced. The savings achieved included...
Tue, 20/03/2018
  Whether your youngsters are the sporty outdoor types, water babies, creative geniuses or just fun-loving balls of energy, you can bet there’s something for them to do in East Dunbartonshire this...
Fri, 16/03/2018
The recent severe weather has caused significant disruption to the completion of the new Auchinairn Early Learning and Childcare Centre and Community Facility due to open on Wednesday 4 April. Delays...
Fri, 16/03/2018
Recent school leavers in East Dunbartonshire are starting out on the right foot with the Council ranking first in Scotland for positive school leaver destinations. The results show 98.3% of East...
Fri, 16/03/2018
  People are being invited to switch off their lights for an hour to show their support for the planet’s biggest environmental event. WWF’s Earth Hour 2018 takes place on Saturday 24 March - from 8....
Wed, 14/03/2018
Motorists are being encouraged to turn off their engines when stationary in a drive to reduce air pollution in East Dunbartonshire.  Throughout March, eye-catching posters reminding drivers that they...
Tue, 13/03/2018
East Dunbartonshire's Economic Development Strategy 2017-2020 (EDS) has been published following extensive consultation with local people, community groups, businesses and partners. The strategy,...
Fri, 09/03/2018
A festival of music and art is being held in the run-up to Autism Awareness Week 2018 - celebrating the artistic achievements of people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health issues -...
Fri, 09/03/2018
A team of four savvy P6 pupils from Milngavie Primary School has won the East Dunbartonshire heat of the national ‘Euroquiz’ competition. The quiz, on all things Europe, was organised by the Council’...
Mon, 05/03/2018
  Plumbing Apprentice Declan Miller is ‘tap’ of the class after scooping the Vokera (boiler) Award for Excellence at the Glasgow Kelvin College Learning and Celebration Awards. Declan, who is in the...
Fri, 02/03/2018
  Customers of Bishopbriggs Library and the temporary Bishopbriggs Hub are being given advance notice of short-term service interruptions next month as they move to their new home in Bishopbriggs...
Sun, 04/03/2018
Updated: 11.30am - Sunday 4 March Work to clear the snow continued overnight and primary routes are now running clear. Please be aware that a number of roads are cleared to one lane width due to the...
Thu, 01/03/2018
Residents of East Dunbartonshire are being invited to find out more about proposed changes to flights paths to and from Glasgow Airport and to make their views known. Glasgow Airport launched a 13...
Tue, 27/02/2018
After careful consideration, the decision has been taken to close all East Dunbartonshire Council schools and local authority nurseries tomorrow (Wednesday 28 February). Ensuring the safety of our...
Tue, 27/02/2018
  On World Book Day (1 March) East Dunbartonshire Council will launch its ‘Shelf Help – You are not alone’ initiative in its eight secondary schools to promote teenage mental health and social...
Tue, 27/02/2018
A classroom to enable young people to learn Mandarin was officially opened at Clober Primary School in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire last week (Friday). The Clober Primary Confucius Classroom Hub...
Fri, 23/02/2018
Changes to the Council’s catchment area for Gaelic Medium Education (GME) took a step forward today (Friday) as the consultation report has now been published.  Late last year the Council consulted...
Fri, 23/02/2018
After conducting an in-depth consultation with parents, teachers and pupils at the end of 2017, a report on the Council’s proposals on educational provision for children with additional support needs...
Fri, 23/02/2018
East Dunbartonshire Council is urging tenants to contact them before they allow rent arrears to build up. The Your Rent Matters campaign, which aims to reduce the level of tenant arrears, highlights...
Fri, 23/02/2018
Work is forging ahead to create new community facilities at Milngavie Youth Centre - including public toilets, meeting/office space and a new information point. East Dunbartonshire Council is...
Wed, 21/02/2018
Never mind The Beatles, two East Dunbartonshire leisure centres are celebrating a fab four of their very own. Both the Allander in Bearsden and The Leisuredrome in Bishopbriggs have retained four-...
Wed, 21/02/2018
Prize-winning pupils have been really 'sticking in' at school by raising awareness about active travel. The Healthy Habits School Sticker Competition saw talented young people of all ages spread the...
Wed, 21/02/2018
East Dunbartonshire Council  is raising awareness of the effects and risks of fly-tipping by holding roadshows in supermarkets and providing free skips at key locations during a short-lived ’rubbish...
Tue, 20/02/2018
One of East Dunbartonshire’s environmental hidden gems has been given an upgrade to improve the visitor experience.  Barloch Moor, a Local Nature Conservation Site in Milngavie which is home to...
Tue, 20/02/2018
Another 26,000 premises across the country can now get fibre broadband through the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. Thanks to the programme more than 870,000 premises are...
Tue, 20/02/2018
Find out more about growing your own fruit, vegetables and flowers in allotments and other growing spaces such as community gardens and orchards. People and community groups are being invited to...
Mon, 19/02/2018
Consultation on potential options for the junction of Catherine Street, Cowgate and Kerr Street in Kirkintilloch has been extended. Drop-in events took place on 15, 16 and 17 February - with members...
Mon, 19/02/2018
People are being urged to show support for food-growers in developing countries as part of this year's Fairtrade Fortnight campaign - which runs from 26 February to 11 March 2018. The Council is once...