Explore the history of East Dunbartonshire

There will be plenty of opportunities for all those taking part on the day.
There will be plenty of opportunities for all those taking part on the day.

Residents are being urged to explore the history of East Dunbartonshire as Scotland prepares to celebrate Heritage Awareness Day.

East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC) Trust offers a wealth of resources, facilities, events and services locally and are embracing the first-ever event on Friday, October 6.

There will be heritage and arts displays at the Lillie Art Gallery in Milngavie, the newly-reopened and extended Kilmardinny House will be open to the public, ‘Trails and Tales’ is a local arts and heritage learning programme which engages artists with communities - supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Creative Scotland. The project is creating a series of heritage sculpture trails across East Dunbartonshire which will launch in the new year.

Open Archives - a free drop-in family event being held in Bearsden Community Hub (Lesser Hall) on Tuesday , October 10 from 2.30-5.30pm. On display will be unique drawings, building plans, manuscripts, letters and photographs relating to the Bearsden and Milngavie area. There will also be a children’s treasure hunt with prizes for those taking part.

Councillor Jim Gibbons, Convener of the Council’s Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said, “From Romans and Puffers, to paintings and fascinating pieces from the past, East Dunbartonshire has a distinctive and fascinating heritage.

“The Council works with EDLC Trust to provide a wide range of facilities, resources and services locally. Why not find out more and help to celebrate this special day.”