Check out the latest developments in Kirkintilloch town centre

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AMBITIOUS plans to transform Kirkintilloch town centre are taking shape.

A draft masterplan is being prepared which will go before councillors in May for approval to consult further with local people.

At the heart of the masterplan is a rejuvenated town hall and improved access and parking.

The proposals also include using the current Lairdsland Primary site for new housing when the school relocates to Southbank Marina.

The council recently committed £3million towards the masterplan as part of its budget.

New and improved parking behind William Patrick Library and Tantra has been completed.

Improvements are also being made at Barleybank car park and a new junction made onto New Lairdsland Road.

A new public space outside St Mary’s Parish Church will also be created.

Meanwhile, businesses were invited along to share their views on the town centre at an event last week.

A Masterplan Champions’ Group was formed last year and members include local businesses, community groups and Scottish Canals.

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