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Mon, 18/06/2018
  With the school holidays just around the corner, the East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust is laying on a sports programme to keep your youngsters busy, happy and fit. There are...
Fri, 15/06/2018
  Douglas Academy in Milngavie has become the first East Dunbartonshire secondary school to be awarded the Unicef (UK) Gold: Rights Respecting School Award.    Unicef assessors visited the school in...
Thu, 14/06/2018
Depute Provost Gary Pews turned quiz master recently as he played host to P7 pupils from two local schools at the Council Chambers in Kirkintilloch.   Pupils from Balmuildy Primary in Bishopbriggs...
Wed, 13/06/2018
Milton of Campsie residents are celebrating the official opening of a fantastic play facility in the village which they helped design with the Council’s Streetscene Technical Support Team. The...
Wed, 13/06/2018
Phase 4 of Bishopbriggs Relief Road is now open to traffic – paving the way to reduced journey times and improved air quality. The project overcame a series of challenges, particularly delays as a...
Wed, 13/06/2018
Local residents are being urged to attend drop-in events to share their views on the Council’s Surface Water Management Plans (SWMPs) for three priority areas. Milngavie, Bishopbriggs and Bearsden...
Wed, 13/06/2018
  East Dunbartonshire Council welcomed its latest intake of probationer teachers to Douglas Academy this week for their first induction event. In August, at the start of the new school term, 121...
Thu, 07/06/2018
Proposals have been publicised for a new supermarket and associated development in Bishopbriggs. Morrisons has announced its intention to develop a site to the north of railway line, bounded by South...
Thu, 07/06/2018
East Dunbartonshire Council has carried out a successful pilot of mould eradication in its properties and will now roll out the service on a case by case basis for people with health issues. The...
Thu, 07/06/2018
Senior elected members and officials from East Dunbartonshire Council are due to meet with Scottish Canals and Transport Scotland to discuss Forth & Clyde Canal bridge issues. Councillors...
Wed, 06/06/2018
Set sail for East Dunbartonshire this summer – with a variety of amazing events on the horizon. Preparations are well underway for the 2018 Kirkintilloch Canal Festival, including a raft of fun and...
Wed, 06/06/2018
A rejuvenated landmark building in Bearsden is in the running for a prestigious UK-wide honour. Kilmardinny House has been shortlisted for Civic Building of the Year by SPACES (Society for Public...
Tue, 05/06/2018
It is Dementia Awareness Week from June 4 to 10 and this year’s theme is making sure that nobody suffers dementia alone. Dementia is a group of symptoms, which affect the brain and cause gradual...
Mon, 04/06/2018
Bishopbriggs Library and Community Hub, the new home for Council, library and cultural services in the town, was officially opened by Provost Alan Brown on Thursday 31 May following a £2M investment...
Fri, 01/06/2018
The next steps for the Lenzie Station Improvement Project will be showcased at a drop-in information event on Wednesday 13 June. East Dunbartonshire Council has been working on proposals to improve...
Fri, 01/06/2018
It has been confirmed that Phase 4 of Bishopbriggs Relief Road will be open to traffic by 12 June 2018. The project has faced complex challenges due to the construction of a new bridge over the busy...
Wed, 30/05/2018
  Lenzie Academy pupil Soundarya Bhaskar won an award for her language skills at the final of a national competition held in Edinburgh earlier this month.   S1-S3 pupils from across Scotland took...
Wed, 30/05/2018
New parking charges and arrangements will come into effect for a number of Council car parks from Monday 18 June 2018. The new charges are applicable Monday-Saturday, 9am-5.30pm: 0-2 hours - £1 2-3...
Wed, 30/05/2018
Community groups across East Dunbartonshire will play their part in the Glasgow 2018 European Championships after securing grants to hold cultural events. Applications were invited earlier this year...
Wed, 30/05/2018
As East Dunbartonshire Council gets ready to offer local families additional hours of free early learning and childcare, Childminders across the area are being invited to get involved. Like other...
Tue, 29/05/2018
An incredible 2.5 tonnes of rubbish was collected from the road verges of East Dunbartonshire during this month’s Week of Action on Roadside Litter, from May 12 to 20. Operatives from the Council’s...
Fri, 25/05/2018
If you go down to Boghead Wood today you’re sure of a big surprise after the area was given an upgrade to improve the visitor experience. Boghead Wood, a haven for wildlife just off Boghead Road in...
Fri, 25/05/2018
An inspirational woman whose thirst for adventure saw her swap Kirkintilloch for Hokkaidō – where she was crowned the 'mother of Japanese whisky' – is the focus of a fascinating new exhibition. Rita...
Fri, 25/05/2018
More than 300 ambitious entrepreneurs and well-established businesses flocked to 25 inspirational events in East Dunbartonshire recently. The inaugural East Dunbartonshire Business Week – which took...
Thu, 24/05/2018
On Friday 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force across Europe, providing individuals with greater protection in terms of how their data is stored and used....
Thu, 24/05/2018
  Excited children at the new Auchinairn Early Learning and Childcare Centre have been marking the opening of their new facility by burying a time capsule for future generations.   With a helping...
Wed, 23/05/2018
East Dunbartonshire Council has joined forces with Police Scotland to support the Keep Safe initiative in the area, which provides vulnerable adults with a safe space and point of contact if they...
Wed, 23/05/2018
Kincaid Park in Milton of Campsie is looking blooming great thanks to the hard work of green-fingered local school children. Pupils from Craighead Primary School helped plant a total of 1,000 pot...
Tue, 22/05/2018
A new research report into the work of sportscotland has found that participation programmes supported by the national agency for sport are having a life-changing effect on those who are taking part...
Tue, 22/05/2018
  Bumble bees are having a field day in Cluny Park after local school children helped to plant wild flowers in the parks’ wetland. Five species of bumble bee have been buzzing around the biodiversity...
Tue, 22/05/2018
Pupils from Torrance Primary have joined the Council’s ranks of Junior Wardens, having taken part in a scheme aimed at helping them become better, more responsible citizens. The 27 primary 6 pupils...
Fri, 18/05/2018
  Outdoor learning is child’s play for the children at the Gaelic Nursery at Meadowburn Primary School as they take advantage of their new outdoor play area.  Young Gaelic learners have been taking...
Fri, 18/05/2018
The School of Rugby programme at Lenzie Academy will kick off into its fourth year following on from the success of the last three years. At the meeting of the Education Committee the Council agreed...
Fri, 18/05/2018
A pioneering new exhibition celebrating the lives and legacies of women in East Dunbartonshire has been given an extended run at Kirkintilloch Town Hall. Women Make Heritage! is the first co-curated...
Thu, 17/05/2018
From wonderful weddings to fabulous Father’s Days – the luxurious Kilmardinny House has you covered. The A-listed Bearsden building is holding a family open day on Saturday 2 June 2018 – 10am to 3pm...
Wed, 16/05/2018
People are being invited to air their views on new planning guidance aimed at safeguarding the environment. East Dunbartonshire Council is consulting on new Draft Air Quality Planning Guidance, with...
Wed, 16/05/2018
  Throughout June the pupils and staff of St. Joseph’s Primary School in Milngavie will be holding events to mark the closing of the building, as they prepare to move to a brand new school – St....
Wed, 16/05/2018
Young cyclists saddled up for the Sustrans Big Pedal 2018 recently – going the distance to help reach a sensational 6,424 journeys by bike and scooter in East Dunbartonshire. The annual initiative...
Mon, 14/05/2018
“Every day is always good with my foster carers, but the thing that I always love is on a Sunday loads of family come up and my foster mum makes a massive steak pie. “Everyone is there and we all eat...
Fri, 11/05/2018
Hot on the heels of their outstanding inspection report earlier this year, pupils and staff at St. Ninian’s High School in East Dunbartonshire, are celebrating once again. The award-winning...
Thu, 10/05/2018
Kirkintilloch Town Hall has won a prestigious award following its restoration, rejuvenation and extension. The B-listed building – which is now available for bookings, with an official opening to...
Wed, 09/05/2018
Some of East Dunbartonshire’s busiest rural roads will be the focus of a concentrated campaign of litter removal during a Week of Action from May 12 to 20. In a bid to tackle the unsightly issue,...
Tue, 08/05/2018
  There are nine opportunities within East Dunbartonshire Council for Modern Apprentices looking to kick start their careers in local government. The recruitment drive demonstrates the Council’s...
Mon, 07/05/2018
  Auchinairn’s brand new £4.95m Community & Early Years Centre has been officially opened by East Dunbartonshire Provost Alan Brown at a celebration event attended by local people and invited...
Fri, 04/05/2018
  With the new St Nicholas’ Primary School due to open next August, pupils and staff at St Andrew’s Primary School are busy organising events to mark the closure of their school. St Andrew’s Primary...
Fri, 04/05/2018
Youngsters in Bishopbriggs now have a wonderful new play area to enjoy thanks to a £45,000 investment from East Dunbartonshire Council. Callieburn Park was created as part of the Council’s ten-year...
Thu, 03/05/2018
Two creative pupils at Holy Trinity Primary have designed eye-catching banners to encourage greater road safety around their school. Primary 7 pupil Alex Hattie is appealing to motorists not to park...
Tue, 01/05/2018
Nominations are being sought for the Council’s 2018 STARs Awards, our Special Thanks and Recognition scheme for employees.  Once again there are again two categories for the public to nominate a...
Fri, 27/04/2018
Further improvements will take place in Kirkintilloch town centre – including a new pedestrian crossing in Cowgate and ongoing monitoring of the Catherine Street junction. The Council will also...
Fri, 27/04/2018
Inspirational author, broadcaster and ‘Scotswoman of the Year’ Sally Magnusson has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the forthcoming East Dunbartonshire Business Week. The renowned journalist...
Thu, 26/04/2018
  Play is the order of the day for residents of Freeland Place in Kirkintilloch who are the beneficiaries of an impressive new play area. The £35,000 play area, which was officially opened by the...
Wed, 25/04/2018
  Pupils at Hillhead Primary School have unveiled a banner urging parents and carers to watch their speed when dropping off and picking up outside the school.   Designed by Primary 6 pupil Kian...
Mon, 23/04/2018
  The Council has produced its second draft Gaelic Language Plan – aiming to raise the profile of the language – and local people are encouraged to comment on it.    An online consultation was...
Mon, 23/04/2018
  Ambitious plans to overhaul education for children with additional support needs in East Dunbartonshire have been unveiled and a public consultation launched.   The Council is seeking comments on...
Fri, 20/04/2018
Be informed, be inspired – the inaugural East Dunbartonshire Business Week is on the way, with a range of fantastic events on offer to support local commerce. The Council and Business Gateway East...
Fri, 20/04/2018
An officer from East Dunbartonshire Council, has returned to work after a sabbatical during which he won bronze at the World Men’s Curling Championships. Ross Paterson was part of the five man...
Fri, 20/04/2018
Set course for East Dunbartonshire – the 2018 Kirkintilloch Canal Festival is on the way and the first attractions are already confirmed. This year’s events will take place from 20-26 August in and...