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Milngavie toilets are back on the agenda

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Milngavie public toilets are back on the agenda – with a number of proposals being looked at by East 
Dunbartonshire Council.

It is understood five offers have been submitted to re-develop the building in Mugdock Road.

The council-owned building was put on the market again earlier this year after £3,500 worth of refurbishments were carried out.

This resulted in five interested parties coming forward with a range of proposals 
to be considered.

Ian Lavrie, owner of Allander Flooring, said: “We need to make the most of all the facilities we have in Milngavie and the toilets are a good example of a building that could be re-developed in the heart of Milngavie to benefit the town as a whole.”

Ideas previously suggested for the public conveniences include local shop owners 
favouring a bunkhouse or hostel for walkers of the West Highland Way and outdoor 
enthusiasts.

Gilbert McVean, from The Iron Chef said: “The building is a prime site for development and we need something that will attract people into 
the town to help the local economy.

“A bunk house for people doing the West Highland Way would get my vote as it ticks all the right boxes.

“At this time of year we are very busy with people coming from all over the world to do this walk.”

Last year traders in the town took over the day-to-day running of the toilets from East Dunbartonshire Council, and have maintained them 
for the use of all of the 
community.

Over the last three years, up until August last year, the council made £15,000 available to traders and from this sum a balance of £3,500 was given to them to maintain the building.

Thomas Glen, director of development and regeneration at East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “The public 
toilets on Mugdock Road were actively marketed between January 17 and February 28 this year.

“Officers are currently reviewing the offers submitted from that process and hope to bring a report to a future council committee meeting.

“At this time, there have been no planning applications or third party enquiries submitted to the planning service.”

 

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