East Dunbartonshire is one of the 32 unitary council areas into which Scotland has been divided since 1996. It is the council area which lies immediately to the north of the City of Glasgow and includes within its boundaries parts of the northern edge of the Glasgow conurbation. For accommodation in East Dunbartonshire and a full list of features, see our Glasgow & Clyde Valley area pages.
Significant settlements in East Dunbartonshire include Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch, Lennoxtown and Milngavie. To the north, the council area takes in part of the Campsie Fells. A Reader's Digest poll conducted in 2007, which looked at all local authority areas in the UK, rated East Dunbartonshire as the best place in the UK in which to bring up a family. East Dunbartonshire is the 26th largest Scottish council area in terms of physical size and the 20th largest in terms of population.
From the point of view of local authority coverage, the 1996 reorganisation that discarded Scotland's 12 regions in favour of 32 unitary council areas saw East Dunbartonshire formed from the Bearsden & Milngavie district of Strathclyde Region, and part of the Strathkelvin district. The remainder of the Strathkelvin district became part of the North Lanarkshire unitary council area. If you take a longer view and compare East Dunbartonshire to the traditional counties of Scotland before they were replaced by regions in 1975, it occupies areas that were once part of the traditional counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire.
InformationEast Dunbartonshire Council:
Tel: 0845 045 4510
Tom Johnston House, Civic Way,
Kirkintilloch G66 4TJ.