Walk this way with help from new maps

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New walking maps have been put up in the centre of Milngavie to help people plan routes in and around the district.

On Monday a group from Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers met near the start of the West Highland Way to unveil the series of laminated maps which are mounted on a plinth to make it easier to read.

Local councillor for the area Jim Gibbons also joined the ramblers in the precinct for the unveiling.

The plinth displays eight walking routes in and around Milngavie from a walking map leaflet, which was produced for Bearsden & Milngavie Ramblers by Stirling Surveys in October 2009.

Milngavie Rambler and former chairman of the Bearsden and Milngavie group, Andrew Summers said: “We are very grateful for the funding we have received. A grant was provided from East Dunbartonshire Community Grant Scheme and a loan from Milngavie Community Council.”

The cost of erecting the plinth is around £2,000, but this also includes a much smaller plinth which is to be put up in Mugdock Park.

Andrew also sold many of the leaflets to help towards funding the project.

A QR Code can be scanned off the maps to download the individual walks on a mobile phone or copies of the leaflet can be purchased at Milngavie Information Centre and Milngavie Bookshop.

Cllr Jim Gibbons said: “The map was previously displayed in the Milngavie Councillors’ notice board but this was not ideal. The new display is far superior and has already attracted a lot of attention.