East Dunbartonshire

East Dunbartonshire

East Dunbartonshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Breatainn an Ear, ) 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.

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. 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. The current deputy-Provost is the Conservative councillor, Billy Hendry.

Party Councillors
Scottish National Party 8
Labour 6
Conservative 5
Liberal Democrat 3
East Dunbartonshire Independent Alliance 2

Towns and villages

Places of interest

Education

Secondary Schools

School School roll Opened Area Served notes
Bearsden Academy 1186 1911 Northern Bearsden and Baljaffray
Bishopbriggs Academy 1229 2006 Bishopbriggs and Auchinairn
Boclair Academy 943 Southern Bearsden and Torrance
Douglas Academy 1062 1967 Milngavie, Craigton and Baldernock
Kirkintilloch High School 639 Kirkintilloch and Twechar
Lenzie Academy 1362 1886 Lenzie, South Kirkintilloch and Auchinloch
St Ninian's High School, Kirkintilloch 760 1874 Kirkintilloch, Milngavie and Lenzie
Turnbull High School 673 1976 Bishopbriggs and Lennoxtown

Closed Schools

Bishopbriggs High School

Thomas Muir High School

References

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