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Fri, 19/10/2018
East Dunbartonshire will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War with a number of events taking place across the area. In November, three sculptures - known as Tommies - will go on...
Thu, 18/10/2018
  Education Scotland has given East Dunbartonshire’s Primary Wellbeing Support Service a glowing report following a visit by inspectors earlier this year.  The service, based in Oxgang Primary School...
Tue, 16/10/2018
School pupils, walkers and cyclists will benefit from a new active travel project in Bishopbriggs. Works are taking place at Meadowburn Park over the coming weeks to improve the path network. The...
Mon, 15/10/2018
  Programmes to provide East Dunbartonshire’s most vulnerable children with free breakfast during the school term and play opportunities and a meal over the school holidays have been continuing to...
Wed, 10/10/2018
Get on your bike and get a free swim at the Leisuredrome in Bishopbriggs. That's the offer to pedalling patrons as part of a trial initiative bring run by the Council and East Dunbartonshire Leisure...
Tue, 09/10/2018
Six new graduates with a range of qualifications took the first step onto the career ladder this week when they joined East Dunbartonshire Council. Adam, Courtney, Glen, Marc, Nicola and Stuart met...
Tue, 09/10/2018
Local residents reporting dog fouling are being offered a more streamlined service via East Dunbartonshire Council's website and the national myaccount scheme. This latest improvement means that once...
Tue, 09/10/2018
While we are all hoping for a mild winter, East Dunbartonshire Council is ready to respond to dropping temperatures and snow to keep its traffic and pedestrians safe and moving. The Place,...
Mon, 08/10/2018
A transport consultant is being appointed by East Dunbartonshire Council to look at potential railway improvements in the Bearsden and Milngavie area. Transport Scotland recently turned down the...
Mon, 08/10/2018
Child burial fees have been completely removed in East Dunbartonshire. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Council's Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee on Thursday 4 October...
Fri, 05/10/2018
A proposal to transform the site of the former headquarters of East Dunbartonshire Council into social housing is one step closer. The Place, Neighbourhood and Corporate Assets committee has agreed...
Thu, 04/10/2018
Fresh funding to build better connections for communities and visitors along the length of the Antonine Wall has been welcomed in East Dunbartonshire. The Heritage Lottery Fund has allocated £980,600...
Thu, 04/10/2018
Pupils, teachers, parents, Councillors and invited guests joined East Dunbartonshire’s Provost Alan Brown last night (Wednesday) to celebrate the official opening of St. Nicholas’ Primary School in...
Tue, 02/10/2018
  Residents in Lennoxtown have a fantastic new play park thanks to a £50,000 grant from funding body WREN, alongside council funding. The grant, awarded by WREN’s FCC Scottish Action Fund, along...
Mon, 01/10/2018
Primary 6 pupils at Twechar Primary in East Dunbartonshire have been learning about the dangers of antisocial behaviour and the value of being responsible citizens. The 15 young people have completed...
Thu, 27/09/2018
An exciting new river restoration project designed to restore the Glazert Water to a more natural condition and minimise the likelihood of flooding in the River Kelvin Catchment downstream is one...
Thu, 27/09/2018
The Scottish Council on Archives has received a National Lottery grant of £9,600.00 for its ‘Theatre of Remembrance’ project. Awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War then and now...
Thu, 27/09/2018
A new exhibition will breathe fresh life into the phrase 'a stitch in time' thanks to a unique collaboration involving embroiderers and local history. 'Re-addressing the archive' is the name of the...
Thu, 27/09/2018
The latest data published by sportscotland shows that Active Schools is going from strength to strength with national figures at an all-time high and 7.3 million participant sessions delivered in...
Wed, 26/09/2018
People are being offered a priceless opportunity to find out more about Fairtrade Gold. An exhibition will be touring East Dunbartonshire during October to raise awareness of the world's first...
Fri, 21/09/2018
Bishopbriggs War Memorial Hall has been officially reopened by Provost Alan Brown on Wednesday 19 September following a £1.1m refurbishment by the Council. Located on Balmuildy Road in the heart of...
Fri, 21/09/2018
The best snaps taken by amateur photographers from across East Dunbartonshire are set to be the subject of a new exhibition. All of the entries from this year's East Dunbartonshire Photographic...
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 -...