Fears grow for historic building after blaze drama

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CONCERNS have been raised about the future of a historic building in Bishopbriggs.

This week’s Herald reported that a fire broke out at the B-listed Huntershill House, which has links to political reform campaigner Thomas Muir, who lived from 1765 to 1799.

The fire was discovered in a ventilation pipe. There were reports that youths were on the roof of the building.

Luckily, no damage was caused during the incident.

The council-owned building and surrounding land was put up for sale last year.

The future of the house was raised at a meeting of Bishopbriggs Community Council meeting.

Resident John Semple, who has raised concerns about the building for several years, said: “How long is it going to be before someone sets it on fire?

“Springburn Halls deteriorated to such an extent that it was a blessing for it to go.

“Huntershill House is a listed building and the council has a duty of care towards it.”

East Dunbartonshire Council confirmed that it’s in talks with a developer about the house.

Grace Irvine, director of neighbourhood services, said: “We are currently in discussion with a developer regarding Huntershill House and the adjacent car park and are near to concluding an agreement which will be reported to committee for consideration.”

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