The ideal setting to enjoy spectacular
scenery and the great outdoors
The Campsie Hills are a spectacular scenic back-drop to East Dunbartonshire, and the Forth and Clyde canal running through Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch represents the industrial heritage of the area. The towns of Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch, Lenzie and Milngavie form the main population centres and there are direct rail and bus links to Glasgow City Centre.
The area also boasts Roman Heritage with a Roman Bath House in Bearsden, Roman Fort in Twechar and the line of the Antonine Wall passing through the area.
Popular Mugdock Country Park on the outskirts of Milngavie, with its castles, courtyard is a great place to visit. For the more intrepid, Milngavie is the start of the West Highland Way, the stunning long distance walk to Fort William.
City Deal Projects
The Council’s Strategic Business Case for the £34.88 million ‘Place and Growth Programme’ was approved in February 2020.
In partnership with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), the project sees an integrated approach to improve traffic and transport infrastructure within East Dunbartonshire and the north of Glasgow, with the following key elements:
- Delivery of Phase 5 of the Bishopbriggs Relief Road
- Investment to Sustainable Transport on the A803 Route Corridor
- Bishopbriggs Town Centre Regeneration
The Place and Growth Programme will bring significant benefits to the Region, through improved sustainable connectivity and the associated economic benefits that come with that.
The next stage for this focused investment in improved transport and connectivity will see the Outline Business Case completed, to be followed by the construction phase.
The Strategic Business Case highlighted a package of transport infrastructure and site enabling activities, including better connectivity and accessibility to jobs between East Dunbartonshire and the adjacent City Region areas, including accessibility through improved public transport through bus routes.
Work continues with programme partners SPT and Glasgow City Council to quantify the transport, employment and land use benefits that will be realised through the programme. The Outline Business Case will also consider transport models and the impacts that the programme will have.