East Dunbartonshire

East Dunbartonshire

infobox Scotland council area
Council= East Dunbartonshire
Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Ear

SizeRank= 26th
Size= 175 km²
Water= ?
AdminHQ= Kirkintilloch
PopulationRank= 20th
PopulationDate= 2004
Population= 106,550
PopulationDensity=609 / km²
East Dunbartonshire Council

  • Rosemary McKenna, Labour
  • Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat

  • Elaine Smith, Labour
  • David Whitton, Labour
  • Des McNulty, Labour

East Dunbartonshire (Gaelic: "Siorrachd Dhùn Breatainn an Ear", pronounced|ʃir̴əxg̊ ɣunˈb̊ɾʲɛhd̪̊ɪɲ ə ɲɛɾ) 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 containing many of the city's commuter towns and villages. East Dunbartonshire also shares a border with West Dunbartonshire, Stirling, and North Lanarkshire. The council area covers part of the former county of Stirlingshire as well as parts of the former counties of Dunbartonshire and Lanarkshire.

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.

In a 2007 Reader's Digest poll, "East Dunbartonshire" was voted the best place in the UK to raise a family. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6564215.stm]


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. It is currently controlled by a Labour/Conservative coalition due to no single party having overall control. The current leader of East Dunbartonshire Council is Labour's Councillor Rhondda Geekie and the current Provost is Labour Councillor Alex Hannah. [cite web|url=http://www.theherald.co.uk/misc/print.php?artid=1411270|title=New coalition moves to bring back weekly bin collections|publisher=The Herald|accessdate=2007-05-22] The current deputy-Provost is the Conservative councillor, Billy Hendry.

Towns and villages

*Clachan of Campsie
*Milton of Campsie

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


econdary Schools

Closed Schools

Bishopbriggs High School

Thomas Muir High School


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