Spring clean on Milngavie’s West Highland Way

Milngavie Clean Up.
Milngavie Clean Up.

A GROUP of councillors joined members of Milngavie in Bloom to inspect an area around the West Highland Way following a clean up after the recent storms.

They walked from the town’s train station through the precinct and onto the way after reports in the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald slammed the state of the area.

Councillor Jim Gibbons said: “I was pleased to have organised this walk with David Devine, head of roads and neighbourhood services, my fellow councillors and concerned constituents.

“The council has now done a tremendous amount of work in clearing trees after the recent storms. The Milngavie section of the way is looking much better now that it has been cleaned up.

“Milngavie in Bloom and the local councillors used this opportunity to make further suggestions as to how the West Highland Way can be improved. It is not just important that visitors are proud of the tourist attraction, but residents using the path to get to the village.

“I will be expecting the start of the route to be maintained to as high a standard as possible.”

Makeshift repairs in the precinct are also to be paved over and drains are to be checked and cleaned out as well.

Councillor Bill Binks said: “This project has been a success because of the undying support of Milngavie in Bloom, The Milngavie Traders Association and Civic Trust, to mention but a few.

“We met up with Milngavie in Bloom and officers of the Council in order to highlight a tidying up and improvement programme.”

Heather Lindsay, from Milngavie in Bloom, said the group had a good working relationship with all the councillors and council officials which made their job easier.

She added: “We look forward to seeing the black patches where the trees were in the precinct being block worked which will greatly improve these areas. Together we are all helping to make Milngavie a brighter, tidier and cleaner place to live.”