Scottish hero’s house in Bishopbriggs up for sale

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

DEVELOPERS are being urged to give their views on the future of a historic house.

East Dunbartonshire Council says it will ask developers to submit proposals to preserve Huntershill House, in Bishopbriggs, which is on the Buildings at Risk register.

It was once home to Thomas Muir of Huntershill – described as the father of Scottish democracy.

A spokesperson for Bishopbriggs Community Council said: “We’d welcome a development brief that sees the house being retained and developed in a way that benefits the community.”

Grace Irvine, the council’s head of assets and property services, said: “The development brief for Huntershill House, which will be on the market by the end of the month, invites developers to submit a proposal which would preserve the future of this historically important listed building and improve the changing facilities for users of the Huntershill sports complex.

“The onus will be on the developer to prepare a scheme which will retain and refurbish Huntershill House, and provide a new changing pavilion along with some residential development.

“This will significantly enhance the area as well as improving and providing new services to the community.”