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East Dunbartonshire

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Area  68 sq mi

East Dunbartonshire (Scots: ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders onto the north-west of the City of Glasgow. It contains many of the suburbs of Glasgow as well as many of the citys commuter towns and villages. East Dunbartonshire also shares a border with North Lanarkshire, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire. The council area covers part of the historic counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire.


Map of East Dunbartonshire

The council area was formed in 1996, as a result of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, from part of the former Bearsden and Milngavie and Strathkelvin districts of the wider Strathclyde region.

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East Dunbartonshire council area has low levels of deprivation, with relatively low unemployment and low levels of crime. The population is both declining and ageing.

In a 2007 Readers Digest poll, East Dunbartonshire was voted the best place in Britain to raise a family. The area continually tops the Halifax Bank Quality of Life list. In 2010 East Dunbartonshire ranked 3rd in Scotland and was the only Scottish area in the British Top 20 in 2008

Political Composition

As a result of the 2007 election, the Scottish Liberal Democrats lost control of East Dunbartonshire Council, with one of the primary grievances amongst the electorate being fortnightly waste collection, after the introduction of kerbside collections for recycling plastics, glass, metals and paper.

The 2007 council was controlled by a Labour/Conservative coalition due to no single party having overall control. The leader of the council was Labour councillor Rhondda Geekie and the position of provost (initially Labour councillor Alex Hannah) was subsequently held by Lib Dem councillor Eric Gotts. The deputy leader and deputy provost were the Conservative councillors Billy Hendry and Anne Jarvis.

The 2012 council is controlled by a three-way Labour/Lib-Dem/Conservative coalition due to no single party having overall control. The leader of the council remains Rhondda Geekie, but Labour councillor Una Walker is now the provost. The deputy leader and deputy provost are the Lib Dem councillor Ashay Ghai and the Conservative councillor Anne Jarvis.

EDIA councillor Charles Kennedy, of the Campsie and Kirkintilloch North ward, died on 13 July 2012. The subsequent by-election took place on 13 September, where Gemma Welsh (Scottish Labour) was elected. Thereafter the EDIA was voluntarily deregistered, its remaining councillor, Jack Young, continuing as an independent.

Council Leadership

Chief Executives

Towns and villages


Bishopbriggs High School

Thomas Muir High School

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Places of interest

  • Campsie Fells
  • West Highland Way
  • Forth and Clyde Canal
  • Antonine Wall
  • Mugdock Country Park
  • Tom Johnston House
  • Milngavie water treatment works
  • River Kelvin
  • Lillie Art Gallery
  • Auld Kirk Museum
  • Huntershill Village
  • The Fort Theatre
  • The Turret Theatre
  • The Gadloch
  • References

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