Down Memory Lane

Horse power - farmer near Milngavie, 1921
Horse power - farmer near Milngavie, 1921

A storm was brewing over a proposal to build houses on land owned by Clober Golf Club in Milngavie.

The plan was for the sale or trade-off, of around 13 acres of land to the west of the clubhouse to developers, who would in turn release other land for the re-siting of five holes and a new clubhouse.

Residents in North Dumgoyne Avenue said they had heard the development would be of high density housing.

One resident, John Grogan said he had bought his house 25 years ago precisely because he thought the greenbelt was ‘sacred ground.’

Mr Grogan said that he felt the club was being greedy and questioned the need to expand the club more. He also said many club members were not in favour of the proposals.