Wi-Fi and planters for Milngavie town centre

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Milngavie BID has announced the initiative to put universal Wi-Fi into the town is on track and will be installed soon with roll out anticipated in April.

As previously reported the Wi-Fi will provide Milngavie with the ability to manage information and share news with visitors as well as residents and businesses who are looking for a fast reliable service.

With the advent of the new Clyde Coastal Path the BID initiative – which was set up to oversee the implementation of initiatives to enhance the area – expects more visitors than ever.

Lesley Shaw, manager of Milngavie Business Improvement District (BID) said: “We anticipate yet more visitors and this solution plus the associated “our buzz” app will encourage people to stay longer, surf the net and keep in touch whilst socialising, shopping, doing business and enjoying the benefits of the precinct.”

And it is hoped that through clear linking opportunities with the Clyde Coastal Path, West Highland Way and all the outdoor benefits on Milngavie within easy reach, the new initiative can promote tourism and market all that Milngavie has to offer.

Mrs Shaw added: “It will increase the awareness of the town and engage residents and visitors through an easily accessible route.

Another initiative that the Milngavie BID is keen to implement is the additon of tiered flower planters in strategic areas around the main street.

Mrs Shaw said: “Planters have been delivered and weather permitting should be up in the next couple of weeks with the support of Milngavie in Bloom. These attractive six-tiered planters will provide additional plants and colour throughout the year with permanent plants supplemented by seasonal colour in keeping with the designated colour scheme for the season.

“We extend our thanks to the support of Colin Barrie and his team at Caulders Garden Centre for their support.”

Ian Lavrie deputy chair of Milngavie BID Board, said: “We are looking forward to delivery of these key projects in support of the plans of the Business Improvement District”