Baldernock and Torrance folk have their say on new outdoor trails

Trails and Tales
Trails and Tales

Did you picnic at ‘The Plum’, stroll along the ‘Artist’s Walk’ or watch processions coming down the ‘Old Coffin Road’?

These were just some of the memories shared by the people of Baldernock and Torrance at a recent consultation meeting to discuss the East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust’s ‘Trails and Tales’ community heritage project.

To protect and capture these points of local heritage and in celebration of all the fascinating objects, stories and artefacts collated over the past three years, local community heritage walks are being developed across East Dunbartonshire.

Consultation events are being held this month and next to look at possible routes which will showcase the rich, varied and fascinating heritage of the area’s eleven towns and villages.

At the end of July it was the turn of Torrance and Baldernock, where the local communities turned out in force to comment, examine and offer feedback on the proposed routes.

Trust Chair, Councillor Anne Jarvis, said: “The discussion was lively, fascinating and enthusiastic.

“It was clear that there was a great deal of support for the project and a commitment to celebrating and protecting the stories, objects, industries and people which have shaped our local communities.”

On the night, memories of ‘The Old Coffin Road’, ‘The Plum’ and ‘Fairy Glen’ shaped many interesting, important and humorous anecdotes along the proposed routes.

A further four evening consultation events, from 7-9pm, are being held at various locations. They will be relaxed with refreshments provided.

The details are as follows:

For Bearsden, Milngavie and Westerton there will be an event on Wednesday, August 17 in Milngavie Library, Allander Road.

There will also be an event in Twechar Healthy Living Centre , St John’s Way, Main Street, Kilsyth on Thursday, August 18.

The Kirkintilloch and Lenzie event will be held in William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch on Tuesday, September 20, and the Bishopbriggs and Auchinairn event is on Wednesday, September 28 in Bishopbriggs Library.

Councillor Jarvis said: “Please consider getting involved. The events promise to be interesting and fun and you will be helping us to make important decisions about the outdoor trails in your community.”

To book a place at an event visit: or email: Alternatively you can ring 0141 777 3143. For more information on the project please visit: