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Fri, 21/04/2017
  The John Muir Way today (Friday 21 April 2017) celebrated the third anniversary of the official opening of the 134-mile coast-to-coast route. The route - which commemorates the world-renowned...
Fri, 21/04/2017
  Nominations are being sought for the Council’s 2017 STARs Awards (Special Thanks and Recognition scheme for employees).  Once again there are again two categories for the public to nominate a...
Fri, 21/04/2017
With only weeks to go until the Council elections on 4 May, East Dunbartonshire voters are being advised about the voting process. Polling stations, which will be set up in halls and schools across...
Thu, 13/04/2017
Rising sports stars are being urged to apply for the Athlete Performance Programme being offered by East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC) Trust. Athletes from all sports are being offered...
Thu, 13/04/2017
  People of all ages and abilities are being urged to use pedal power to help propel the west of Scotland to cycling success. The European Cycling Challenge (ECC) is a fun initiative held between 1...
Thu, 13/04/2017
  Inspirational ideas to boost heritage, tourism, leisure and the local economy are being sought for rural areas. Kelvin Valley & Falkirk LEADER is a joint initiative between East Dunbartonshire...
Thu, 13/04/2017
  Inspirational pupils are at the 'art' of an exhibition showcasing the wealth of creative talent in East Dunbartonshire schools. Class Acts 2017 is an annual exhibition at the Lillie Art Gallery...
Wed, 12/04/2017
East Dunbartonshire residents are being advised of slight changes to their recycling, food and garden waste collection services on Good Friday (14 April) and Easter Monday (17 April). All general...
Tue, 11/04/2017
Community groups, schools and good causes across East Dunbartonshire are being given the chance to each win £500 worth of vouchers to purchase new electrical products as part of an initiative to...
Mon, 10/04/2017
  International Workers’ Memorial Day 2017 will be recognised in East Dunbartonshire with a ceremony at the memorial cairn outside Bishopbriggs Library on Friday 28 April. Representatives from the...
Fri, 07/04/2017
Scotland’s young people to remember 18,000 fallen Scots 100 years on Two S3 history pupils from Bishopbriggs Academy are set for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to France to observe the centenary of the...
Wed, 05/04/2017
To meet new early learning and childcare provision requirements, the Council agreed its Early Years Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020 at the meeting of the Education Committee, last night. The Scottish...
Tue, 04/04/2017
East Dunbartonshire took silver position in the Scottish Final of the Young Consumers of the Year competition held at the Scottish Parliament last month. Pupils from Douglas Academy were representing...
Tue, 04/04/2017
Cowgate in Kirkintilloch reopened fully to traffic yesterday (Monday). It had originally been planned that a rolling programme of improvement works in Cowgate would take place over 18 months -...
Mon, 03/04/2017
Over 80 attended the Refugee Information Meeting at Bearsden Hall on Thursday 30 March to hear that plans are in place to prepare for refugee arrivals to the area. Representatives from the Council...
Mon, 03/04/2017
  East Dunbartonshire Council is contacting the Royal Bank of Scotland over plans to close its branch in Bishopbriggs. Senior Council officers hope to meet representatives of the bank to discuss the...
Fri, 31/03/2017
A group of pupils from Castlehill Primary in Bearsden took centre stage at an event held at Strathclyde University this week for undergraduate teaching students. During the week the University...
Fri, 31/03/2017
Everything you need to know about sport, libraries, arts and heritage in East Dunbartonshire is now at your fingertips with the launch of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust’s (EDLC) new...
Fri, 31/03/2017
The West Carlston Garden Centre in Torrance is set to close today (Friday 31 March) meaning residents will no longer be able to access the recycling centre that is located there. The Council is...
Thu, 30/03/2017
  Pupils at Wester Cleddens Primary School are on a mission to ‘Stop the Dogs’ coming into their playground and they’ve used the latest technology to get their message across to parents/carers and...
Thu, 30/03/2017
  The construction of a new £10m primary school in Bearsden is set to get underway over the Easter break with pupils and staff moving into the new building in August 2018.   It will accommodate a...
Thu, 30/03/2017
A fascinating new exhibition is launching at the Auld Kirk Museum this weekend. ‘A Broken Line’ opens on Saturday 2 April and runs until Thursday 4 May at the Auld Kirk Museum in Kirkintilloch. The...
Thu, 30/03/2017
More than 50 young singers from schools across East Dunbartonshire are set to perform as part of a community music project* bringing local tales of history and heritage to life. The East...
Wed, 29/03/2017
  The Notice of Poll for the Local Government Elections 2017 has been published for East Dunbartonshire. Polling will take place between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 4 May 2017. Councillors are to be...
Mon, 27/03/2017
Keen coders are wanted to help run innovative new Code Clubs in East Dunbartonshire’s libraries which aim to inspire the country’s next generation of coding experts. Aimed at 9-11-year-olds, the Code...
Fri, 24/03/2017
  Auchinairn’s new community facility and early years centre, being built as part of the Council’s Auchinairn Place Project, is set to benefit from £1.5m from the Scottish Government's Regeneration...
Wed, 22/03/2017
  Kirkintilloch's main street will reopen fully to traffic from Monday 3 April. It had originally been planned that a rolling programme of improvement works in Cowgate would take place over 18 months...
Wed, 22/03/2017
  The third public engagement session for the Lenzie Street Design Project took place last week. The Lenzie Street Design Project is a partnership between Sustrans Scotland and East Dunbartonshire...
Wed, 22/03/2017
Beth Gilmour from Lenzie Academy and Zac McCaffery from Bishopbriggs Academy are the newly elected Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) for the Strathkelvin and Bearsden constituency.  The...
Mon, 20/03/2017
  Pop into Kirkintilloch town centre and check out some of the latest retail ideas and innovations. That's the invite to residents and workers in East Dunbartonshire as Pop-Up Shop Kirkintilloch...
Fri, 17/03/2017
An update on progress on the arrival of refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children to the area was provided to Council at its meeting last night (Thursday 16 March). A public information...
Fri, 17/03/2017
At its meeting last night (Thursday 16 March 2017) East Dunbartonshire Council agreed to commence the construction phase of the Auchinairn Place Project which will see a new Community Facility and...
Mon, 13/03/2017
The countdown to the council elections in Scotland officially began today when the “Notice of Election” was published. Voters will go to the polls to elect the 22 councillors that they would like to...
Fri, 10/03/2017
  Tribute has been paid to the businesses of East Dunbartonshire at an event in one of the area's newest flagship buildings. The Celebrating Business Success evening was held on Friday (10 March) in...
Fri, 10/03/2017
East Dunbartonshire Council - in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland - are challenging residents to declutter and help the environment by putting unwanted technology to good use. In Scotland 32 per...
Fri, 10/03/2017
If you go down to Bishopbriggs Park today you’re sure of a big surprise after a number of fairytale characters were spotted hiding out there. The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and the Big...
Fri, 10/03/2017
  Pupils from Lenzie Meadow Primary School won the East Dunbartonshire heat of a Scotland-wide quiz on Europe organised by the Council’s Education Service and the Scottish European Educational Trust...
Fri, 10/03/2017
  Next time you’re out enjoying a glass of wine in East Dunbartonshire you can relax knowing that the Council’s Trading Standards Team is making sure you are not short changed.   Officers carry out...
Fri, 10/03/2017
  A new process is being developed in East Dunbartonshire to deal with high-risk cases of domestic abuse. The Community Planning Partnership is establishing Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferencing...
Fri, 10/03/2017
  Tap into your creative spirit and create art to honour the Kirkintilloch-born pioneer known as the 'mother of Japanese whisky'. That's the offer from East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC)...
Fri, 10/03/2017
  East Dunbartonshire's appetite to help has been recognised again - with the area's prized status as a Fairtrade Zone renewed for another two years. This is the sixth time East Dunbartonshire has...
Fri, 10/03/2017
Project 101 - the housing information and advice service for young people - is on the move and needs your help to create a new name. The service, which gets its name from its current location at 101...
Fri, 10/03/2017
The effects of smoking on the purse-strings as well as on people’s health have been spelled out to East Dunbartonshire pupils at a series of interactive workshops. Pupils from seven primary and...
Fri, 10/03/2017
  East Dunbartonshire Council is working closely with stakeholders to minimise disruption to Bishopbriggs Relief Road. Phase 4 of the road is currently under construction and when complete will help...
Thu, 09/03/2017
Ten excited pupils from St Joseph’s and St Andrew’s primary schools met with Council Leader, Rhondda Geekie, to see the site of their new school, in advance of the diggers moving in. The new school...
Thu, 09/03/2017
  Residents of Milngavie will soon see improvements at Lennox Park thanks to partnership working between East Dunbartonshire Council and the Milngavie Community Development Trust (MCDT). The Council...
Thu, 09/03/2017
Members of the public are being asked for their views on how the community justice system is managed in East Dunbartonshire. Comments given through the survey, which has been set up by the East...
Thu, 09/03/2017
The Council is moving forward to the next stage of delivering its Place agenda in Auchinairn.   Subject to Council approval, the building of a new community centre and nursery can now be progressed...
Thu, 09/03/2017
  New toilets have been opened at Mugdock Country Park as part of ongoing investment in the local attraction. The Mugdock Strategy 2015-2020 is currently underway - aimed at increasing income-...
Thu, 09/03/2017
  Talented youngsters got to the art of Bishopbriggs Relief Road when they came up with branding for East Dunbartonshire's newest active travel route. Phase 4 of the road is currently under...
Thu, 09/03/2017
  Exciting proposals for the redesign of the station forecourt and public space to the north of Lenzie train station are now on display and online. The designs have been developed after extensive...
Wed, 08/03/2017
As part of our ongoing commitment to improving Customer Services, Benefits Online has been introduced to the Council Website. Council Leader Rhondda Geekie explained, “We are aware that many of our...
Wed, 08/03/2017
  Six months on from the opening of Lenzie Meadow Primary School and nursery class, the finishing touches have been put to the outdoor areas. The new £11.5m school and nursery – built on the site of...
Wed, 08/03/2017
Bearsden Community Hub, the new home for Council, library, leisure and cultural services in the town, was officially opened by Council Leader Rhondda Geekie on Tuesday 7 March following a £3M...
Mon, 06/03/2017
  Switch off your lights and switch on to greener lifestyles as part of the 2017 Earth Hour. That's the invite to people, workers, organisations and businesses in East Dunbartonshire. WWF’s Earth...
Mon, 06/03/2017
  Friday nights need never be boring again for young football fans as the Council’s street football programme gets underway. A portable playing pitch will pop up at three locations across the area...
Mon, 06/03/2017
Switch off your engine and help keep the air fresh – that is the message being promoted to motorists by East Dunbartonshire Council this month. Eye-catching posters reminding drivers that they can be...
Mon, 06/03/2017
Former pupils will have a chance to take a walk down memory lane before St. Flannan’s Primary School in Kirkintilloch closes its doors for the last time. On Thursday 16 March the school will be...
Fri, 03/03/2017
Young people across Scotland will be making their voices heard as they vote for their chosen candidates at the 2017 Scottish Youth Parliament Elections.  MSYPs will be elected from every...
Fri, 03/03/2017
  It was smiles all round at Holy Family Primary in Lenzie this week as pupils and staff settled back into their Boghead Road building after a 17 month decant.   In August 2015 they moved into the...
Fri, 03/03/2017
  Families cycled at the speed of light as part of a special event to inspire more people to get active - whatever their age or experience on two wheels. Pedal power lit up the winter night around...
Fri, 03/03/2017
  A family-friendly festival of music, merriment and more at Mugdock Country Park has been shortlisted for an award - but organisers need your help to ensure they hit the right note. Hundreds of...
Thu, 02/03/2017
  Hundreds of pupils from East Dunbartonshire schools put paintbrush, pencil and pen to paper to create original artwork with an Australian theme that will be on display at The Thomas Muir Coffee...
Thu, 02/03/2017
  Free workshops are being held to help create a women's history walk in Lenzie. Trails and Tales is an arts and heritage learning programme - created by East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC...
Thu, 02/03/2017
  A host of new benefits and opportunities will be available to pupils and teachers of Bearsden Academy now that the school has been welcomed onto the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (...
Tue, 28/02/2017
War memorials in Kirkintilloch and Lennoxtown have been returned to their former glory, thanks to great partnership working between the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund (CMRF) and East...
Tue, 28/02/2017
  People are being urged to be fair when they are enjoying a brew as part of this year's Fairtrade Fortnight campaign - which runs from 27 February to 12 March. The Council is once again working with...
Tue, 28/02/2017
With the Scottish council elections taking place in less than three months, the countdown is on for anyone who is thinking about standing as a candidate. Voters will go to the polls on Thursday 4 May...
Mon, 27/02/2017
  Councillors on East Dunbartonshire’s Education Committee heard how Scottish Government figures showed the area’s schools performing above the national average in reading, writing, talking,...
Mon, 27/02/2017
More and more young people in East Dunbartonshire are finding career inspiration through studying for vocational qualifications and the successful Study Leave programme.   At a recent meeting of the...
Fri, 24/02/2017
At its meeting last night (Thursday 23 February) the Council unanimously agreed its Housing Revenue and Capital Budget for 2017/18 which will see rents for Council houses increase by 2.5%, which is...
Fri, 24/02/2017
At its meeting last night (Thursday 23 February) the Council agreed a range of measures to deliver the required £11.3 million in savings for 2017/18 with a 3% increase in Council Tax and with no...
Wed, 22/02/2017
The amount of waste being thrown into domestic bins in East Dunbartonshire could be drastically reduced if more residents used the weekly food recycling service. Around a third of rubbish being...