Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Ear
East Dunbartonshire Council
|• Control||TBA (council NOC)|
|• Total||68 sq mi (175 km2)|
|Area rank||Ranked 26th|
|Population (2010 est.)|
|• Rank||Ranked 20th|
|• Density||1,550/sq mi (599/km2)|
|ISO 3166 code||GB-EDU|
East Dunbartonshire (Scots: Aest Dunbartanshire; Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn 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 many of the city's 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.
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.
- 1 Demographics
- 2 Political composition
- 3 Council Leadership
- 4 Chief Executives
- 5 Towns and villages
- 6 Places of interest
- 7 Education
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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 Reader's 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
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 depute leader and depute provost were the Conservative councillors Billy Hendry and Anne Jarvis.
The 2012 council was controlled by a three-way Labour/Lib-Dem/Conservative coalition due to no single party having overall control. The leader of the council remained Rhondda Geekie, but Labour councillor Una Walker became provost. The depute leader and depute provost were 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.
Following a disagreement between the Liberal Democrats and their administration colleagues, the ruling three-party coalition reverted to a minority two-party Labour/Conservative coalition in January 2016, and the Conservative's Billy Hendry resumed the role of depute council leader.
|Scottish National Party||8||8||8||8||8|
|ED Independent Alliance||2||2||2||2||2|
|John Dempsey||(Labour)||(April 1995 – May 1999)|
|Robin McSkimming||(Lib Dem)||(May 1999 – May 2003|
|Pat Steel||(Lib Dem)||(May 2003 – May 2007)|
|Alex Hannah||(Labour)||(May 2007 – April 2009)|
|Eric Gotts||(Lib Dem)||(August 2009 – May 2012)|
|Una Walker||(Labour)||(May 2012 – present)|
|Ann Cameron||(Labour)||(April 1995 – May 1999)|
|Anne Jarvis||(Conservative)||(May 1999 – May 2003)|
|Cathy McInnes||(Lib Dem)||(May 2003 – May 2007)|
|Anne Jarvis||(Conservative)||(May 2007 – present)|
|Charles Kennedy||(Labour)||(April 1995 – October 1999)|
|Keith Moody||(Lib Dem)||(October 1999 – May 2003)|
|John Morrison||(Lib Dem)||(May 2003 – May 2007)|
|Rhondda Geekie||(Labour)||(May 2007 – present)|
Depute Council Leaders
|Michael McCarron||(Labour)||(April 1995 – May 1999)|
|Rhondda Geekie||(Labour)||(May 1999 – October 1999)|
|John Morrison||(Lib Dem)||(October 1999 – May 2003)|
|Fiona Risk||(Lib Dem)||(May 2003 – May 2007)|
|Billy Hendry||(Conservative)||(May 2007 – May 2012)|
|Ashay Ghai||(Lib Dem)||(May 2012 – January 2016)|
|Billy Hendry||(Conservative)||(January 2016 - present)|
|Scottish National Party||Ian Mackay||May 2007||present|
|Labour||Charles Kennedy||April 1995||May 2000|
|Rhonnda Geekie||May 2000||May 2003|
|Alex Hannah||May 2003||May 2007|
|Rhonnda Geekie||May 2007||present|
|Conservative||Billy Hendry||April 1995||present|
|Liberal Democrat||Keith Moody||April 1995||May 2003|
|John Morrison||May 2003||May 2007|
|Eric Gotts||May 2007||August 2009|
|Vaughan Moody||August 2009||October 2010|
|Ashay Ghai||October 2010||present|
|ED Independent Alliance||Charles Kennedy||June 2004||July 2012|
|Independent||Duncan Cumming||June 2011||present|
|Jack Young||October 2012||present|
Depute Group Leaders
|Scottish National Party||Gordan Low||May 2007||present|
|Labour||Michael McCarron||April 1995||May 1999|
|Rhonnda Geekie||May 1999||May 2000|
|Tom Smith||May 2000||May 2003|
|Rhonnda Geekie||May 2003||May 2007|
|Michael O'Donnell||May 2007||May 2012|
|Alan Moir||May 2012||present|
|Conservative||Ian Miller||April 1995||May 1999|
|Anne Jarvis||May 1999||May 2007|
|Amanda Stewart||May 2007||May 2012|
|Anne Jarvis||May 2012||present|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert Duncan||April 1995||May 1999|
|John Morrison||May 1999||May 2003|
|Fiona Risk||May 2003||May 2007|
|Vaughan Moody||May 2007||August 2009|
|Duncan Cumming||August 2009||June 2011|
|Vaughan Moody||June 2011||present|
|ED Independent Alliance||Jack Young||June 2004||October 2012|
|Cornelius Mallon||(April 1995 – June 1999)|
|Vicki Nash||(June 1999 – February 2004)|
|Sue Bruce||(August 2004 – November 2008)|
|Gerry Cornes||(January 2009 – present)|
Towns and villages
- Clachan 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
- Huntershill Village
- The Fort Theatre
- The Turret Theatre
- The Gadloch
|School||School roll||Founded||Area Served|
|Bearsden Academy||1186||1911||Northern Bearsden and Baljaffray|
|Bishopbriggs Academy||1229||2006||Bishopbriggs and Auchinairn|
|Boclair Academy||943||1976||Southern Bearsden and Torrance|
|Douglas Academy (incorporating Douglas Academy Music School)||1062||1967||Milngavie, Craigton and Baldernock|
|Kirkintilloch High School||639||1971||Kirkintilloch and Twechar|
|Lenzie Academy||1296||1886||Lenzie, South Kirkintilloch and Auchinloch|
|St Ninian's High School, Kirkintilloch||760||1874||Kirkintilloch, Milngavie, Lenzie, Lennoxtown, Twechar and Milton of Campsie|
|Turnbull High School||673||1976||Bishopbriggs|
Bishopbriggs High School
Thomas Muir High School
- Controller of Audit to the Accounts Commission (May 2009). "The Audit of Best Value and Community Planning - East Dunbartonshire Council". Scottish Government. Retrieved 2012-05-03.
- "UK | Scots areas top happy family poll". BBC News. 2007-04-18. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
- "BBC News - Aberdeenshire tops 'quality of life' list". Bbc.co.uk. 2010-12-27. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
- "East Dunbartonshire is only Scottish area in UK top 20 for 'quality of life' - The Scotsman". Thescotsman.scotsman.com. 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
- "New coalition moves to bring back weekly bin collections". The Herald. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-05-22.
- "Tributes after provost loses fight with cancer". Edinburgh: The Scotsman. 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- "Labour do a deal with LibDems and Tories to seize control of East Dunbartonshire". Milngavie Herald. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
- "Councillor Charles Kennedy". 16 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
- "New Campsie and Kirkintilloch North Councillor Elected". 14 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
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