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ScotRail paying £2000 a day in compensation to passengers

ScotRail is handing over £2000 per day in compensation payments to disgruntled train passengers

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Specsavers celebrate their success.

It’s plain to see why Specsavers is a good place for employees

A Kirkintilloch opticians has won an award in recognition of the way staff are treated.

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Kirkintilloch Town Centre

Doing the business in Pop-Up Kirkintilloch

Inspirational entrepreneurs and businesses are being given a golden chance to try town centre trading thanks to a new initiative from East Dunbartonshire Council.

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East Dunbartonshire Council HQ

Eight councils team up to deliver jobs and growth

East Dunbartonshire Council and North Lanarkshire Council have teamed up with six other local authorities to launch a joint economic action plan, kick-starting an unprecedented long-term collaboration on jobs, skills and inclusive growth.

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Boclair House Hotel - courtesy of Carlo Paloni

Hotel named most romantic

Boclair House Hotel in Bearsden has been named Glasgow and Clyde’s Romantic Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards.

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Anger over closure of Lenzie Post Office

Anger over closure of Lenzie Post Office

Confusion is rife over the closure of Lenzie’s only Post Office service.

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Sally Magnusson with Mark, Sue and Carey. Photo by John Doogan.

Sally Magnusson opens new Milton of Campsie coffee shop

An award-winning family delicatessen has opened its second East Dunbartonshire outlet after its first store became a soaraway success.

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New £4.5m care home in Lennoxtown will create 150 jobs

New £4.5m care home in Lennoxtown will create 150 jobs

A new £4.5 million care home opens in Lennoxtown next month, creating up to 150 jobs.

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Bishopbriggs.

East Dunbartonshire is a self-employment hot spot

A silent army of gifted entrepreneurs are toiling fruitfully away in leafy East Dunbartonshire suburbs, making the area one of Scotland’s most popular for self employed people.

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More awards for butcher Stewart Collins

Muirhead butcher grabs hat-trick of golds

Stewart Collins, who runs S Collins & Son Butchers in Muirhead, picked up a hat-trick in the Butchers Q Guild Smithfield Awards, a prestigious competition regarded as the Butchers ‘Oscars.’

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Neil Bibby

Emergency grants in East Dunbartonshire double in a single year

Crisis grants allocated to people suffering financial hardship have nearly doubled in East Dunbartonshire over a single year.

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Hillhead Community Centre

Politicians join forces to hold jobs fair at Hillhead Community Centre

Need a job? Two local politicians have joined forces to host an Employment Fair on Monday, February 20 at Hillhead Community Centre.

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First bus are looking for new drivers

First Glasgow launch recruitment drive

Bus operator First Glasgow has begun a drive to recruit new and experienced drivers across its five depots in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.

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An artist's impression of the development

Plans submitted for £5m new housing development for Springburn

A planning application has been submitted to Glasgow City Council for a new £5m development for social rent properties in Springburn.

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The Balmore Coach House.

Parliament motion recognises Balmore Coach House

MSP Rona Mackay has commended the work of the UK’s oldest fair trade shop in a parliamentary motion.

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The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Scottish economy has seen an increase in growth courtesy of champions of the great outdoors, The Caravan Club. Members of The Club spent a huge £37 million off-site when in the region in 2016 – an increase of £2 million compared to £35 million in 2015.

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West Highland Way

Fears over housing plan near West Highland Way

Campaigners claim the West Highland Way walk faces being ‘devastated’ if a controversial housing development goes ahead on the banks of Loch Lomond.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Scottish history sparks tourism rise

Scotland is capitalising on the booming demand from international tourists who wish to explore the country’s history and heritage, Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop revealed today.

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New fairtrade shop for Gavin’s Mill

New fairtrade shop for Gavin’s Mill

Gavin’s Mill will soon be transformed into a fair trade shop - giving the iconic Milngavie landmark a new lease of life.

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