Concerns for historic Bishopbriggs building

HUNTERSHILL HOUSE'PHOTO EMMA MITCHELL'30/5/11
HUNTERSHILL HOUSE'PHOTO EMMA MITCHELL'30/5/11

COUNCIL chiefs are set to ask developers to come up with a plan to save a historic building.

The plea to safeguard the future of Huntershill House, the former home of political reformer Thomas Muir, came in the same week that a festival was held in his honour.

East Dunbartonshire Council owns the property in Bishopbriggs, along with the surrounding sports pitches and changing pavilion, but officers say it is now surplus to requirements.

The cash-strapped council is now preparing to invite development proposals for the B-listed structure, which is currently on Scotland’s Buildings At Risk Register.

Councillor Billy Hendry, convener of the council’s development and infrastructure committee, said: “Whilst it is no longer required by the council, we feel there is development potential for the site, which would in turn help us secure the future of the building.”

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