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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 ...
Thu, 19/07/2018
Before the end of term, pupils from P1/2 at Killermont Primary in Bearsden met First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, as they were among the winners of this year’s First Minister’s Reading Challenge.  ...
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...