Kirkintilloch Town Hall should be demolished

Kirkintilloch Town Hall 29.6.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Kirkintilloch Town Hall 29.6.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

IT’S time to ‘bite the bullet’ and demolish Kirkintilloch Town Hall.

That’s the call from Campsie and Kirkintilloch North councillor Charles Kennedy, who fears the rundown building is now a health and safety hazard.

The once majestic public building was closed by East Dunbartonshire Council back in 2004.

Since then it has lain empty and been allowed to deteriorate over the years.

Kirkintilloch Town Hall Preservation Trust, a community-led group, has worked tirelessly to try and secure funding to save the hall, but seven years after its closure the former landmark building is shrouded in green safety mesh.

Trust members are confident they can secure funding to return the hall to its former glory, but a previous bid to the Big Lottery failed.