Where are the worst boarded-up buildings in Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs?

OLD CO-OP BUILDING, TOWNHEAD, KIRKINTILLOCH
OLD CO-OP BUILDING, TOWNHEAD, KIRKINTILLOCH

FROM burnt-out shells in Kirkintilloch to derelict units in Bishopbriggs, the hunt is on for the worst eyesores in East Dunbartonshire.

Boarded Up Britain, a website aiming to document empty buildings in Britain, was launched this week.

The Herald wants to know the worst, most unloved buildings in East Dunbartonshire – and the most infamous will be named and shamed.

Members of the public are being encouraged to flag up derelict buildings in their area to help raise awareness of them in the hope that something will be done.

Boarded Up Britain was founded by affordable property developer FreshStart Living, who want to draw attention to the UK’s boarded up buildings so they can be transformed into affordable properties.

Matthew Dyas, Boarded Up Britain co-ordinator, said: “No matter where you look nowadays you’ll find an empty building – homes, pubs, warehouses and mills abandoned and left to rot. You can’t even escape it on the high street, with over one in 10 shops now lying vacant.

“We want to draw attention to these buildings and put an end to Boarded Up Britain, but we need the public’s help to do it. If you’re sick of that derelict building up at the end of your street, upload it to the website and let’s try and do something about it.

“Through Boarded Up Britain we want to collect information on all the derelict buildings across Britain so we can find out who owns them and put pressure on them to do something about it.

“We want to take a use-it-or-lose-it stance. Why have a building sat there when it could be transformed into something that would be more useful such as affordable housing or even a community centre?”

Visit www.boardedupbritian.com for more information

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