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New West Highland Way sign for Milngavie walkers

Jim Gibbons next to new West Highland Way sign at Bus stop
Photo by Emma Mitchell
29/1/14

Jim Gibbons next to new West Highland Way sign at Bus stop Photo by Emma Mitchell 29/1/14

A new sign directing walkers who travel by bus to Milngavie to do the West Highland Way has been welcomed this week.

Milngavie Community Council has been asking for a sign similar to the one at the train station to advertise the start of the 96 mile long path for a couple of years.

Welcoming the news Councillor Jim Gibbons, chair of the Town Centre Steering Group, said: “Neil Peacock from Milngavie Community Council has been asking for a sign for many years.

“I am pleased that this sign has now been erected.

“I am especially pleased that it is also in Gaelic.

“If anyone wants to learn a bit of Gaelic they can always check out the sign which says ‘Alight here for the West Highland Way’.

“We erected the sign in consultation with the West Highland Way officials.

“The spelling has been checked out – but do not ask me to pronounce the Gaelic!”

Fellow councillor and convener of East Dunbartonshire Council’s Development and Regeneration Committee, Alan Moir, said: “The West Highland Way attracts thousands of visitors to Milngavie every year.

“Many of them arrive in the area by bus and a need was identified for better signposting to alert people when to alight for the start of the route.

“The council was delighted to install the new signpost, making the West Highland Way even more accessible to everyone.”

 

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