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Bearsden residents living in the Drymen Road area were up in arms at a new development that would see three eight storey blocks of flats built.

The ‘luxury’ flats were proposed for the grounds of Norwood, between Drymen Road and Canniesburn.

The controversial development was owned by a Bearsden widow, Mrs Elsie Macfarlane, who died. Her daughter, Aileen Adams, lived in the house for a short time before she sold most of the property to the Glasgow whisky brokers Stuart Fraser and Company Ltd, Glasgow.

She was unaware of plans to build the flats, although she retained part ownership of the land.

Most Canniesburn residents were against the plan, describing them as ‘staggering’.