Your chance to guide the future of Bearsden, Bishopbriggs and Milngavie


Workshops are being held to help guide the future for Bearsden, Bishopbriggs and Milngavie town centres.

East Dunbartonshire Council is preparing strategies for each of the town centres and wants to hear from residents, businesses and groups on key issues, as well as opportunities for improvement.

An online survey is live until Wednesday, November 30 - at - and a number of workshops are taking place:

Bearsden – Tuesday, November 8 at Bearsden Academy, 6.30pm-8.15pm

Bishopbriggs – Wednesday, November 16 at Bishopbriggs Memorial Hall, 6.30pm-8.15pm

Milngavie – Thursday, November 17 at the Fraser Centre (Milngavie Precinct), 6.30pm-8.15pm.

The events will be using the ‘Place Standard’ tool to explore the current strengths, weaknesses and key requirements of each centre.

If you want to attend please send an e-mail to to book a place.

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of development and regeneration, said: “This is a vital time for our town centres and if we are to ensure their long-term viability and vitality then we need as many people as possible to get involved.

“We would like to hear from residents, businesses, groups and anyone with a keen interest in shaping local town centres.

“The workshops and survey will provide us with a good platform to take forward strategies for each of the town centres, which we are aiming to publish as drafts next year.

“The plans will set out a positive, long-term vision for each town centre and specific future actions.

“I would encourage everyone with an interest in Bearsden, Bishopbriggs and Milngavie town centres to complete the online survey and to take part in the workshops if they have time.”

The council will also be engaging with town centre partners and other relevant groups as part of the preparation of each strategy.

In the first instance, the focus is on Bearsden, Bishopbriggs and Milngavie as Kirkintilloch has an on-going Master-plan.

Visit and to get involved. The closing date for the survey is Wednesday, November 30.