Trails and tales from across the district

Launch of the Wallace Trail in Castlebank Park, Lanark. (Picture Sarah Peters)
Launch of the Wallace Trail in Castlebank Park, Lanark. (Picture Sarah Peters)

People are being asked for their ideas on 11 new outdoor trails in the area as part of a project run by East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust.

The ‘Trails and Tales’ project, focuses on the rich and varied past of the area and has been running for the last two years - culminating in the trails which will ensure the lasting legacy of the project.

Trust Chair, Councillor Anne Jarvis, is hopeful that as well as those already involved in the project, the exciting prospect of helping develop an outdoor trail will attract new blood.

She said: “Please consider coming along to hear about the findings from the Trails and Tales community activity programme. Developing these outdoor trails and deciding their location will be an exciting opportunity for people to contribute to this popular and fascinating local heritage project.”

Evening consultation events will run from 7-9pm and be held in a relaxed informal setting with refreshments provided.

The details are as follows: Milton of Campsie and Lennoxtown, Tuesday 5 July in Lennoxtown Memorial Hall, 2 Main St, Lennoxtown; Baldernock and Torrance, Wednesday 27 July in Caldwell Halls, 16 Campsie Road, Torrance; Bearsden, Milngavie and Westerton, Wednesday 17 August, Milngavie Library, Allander Road, Milngavie; Twechar, Thursday 18 August, Twechar Healthy Living Centre, St John’s Way, Main St, Kilsyth; Kirkintilloch and Lenzie, Tuesday 20 September, William Patrick Library, 2-4 West High Street, Glasgow; Bishopbriggs and Auchinairn, Wednesday 28 September, Bishopbriggs Library, 170 Kirkintilloch Road, Bishopbriggs.

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