More road closures as works continue

Catherine Street junction
Catherine Street junction

Motorists are being warned that the Catherine Street junction, in Kirkintilloch Town Centre, will be closed from Sunday, July 17, for two days to allow resurfacing works to be carried out.

It means that there will be no through traffic on Cowgate, Catherine Street and Kerr Street until Tuesday, July 19, 6am, after which Union Street will temporarily close again - to accommodate the regeneration of Kirkintilloch Town Hall.

The programme of road and pavement works will then move north of Catherine Street into Cowgate, which will be closed to through-traffic.

For diverted bus services check out the council website -

Council Leader Rhondda Geekie said: “We are working closely with our contractor and partners, such as First, to minimise disruption as much as possible.

“Work has been scheduled to take place during the school holidays to reduce impact on Holy Family Primary and St Ninian’s High.

“I would encourage everyone to come and see the first phase for themselves. The new-look stretch of road between Townhead Bridge and Catherine Street has really enhanced the area and provided a promising sign of things to come for Kirkintilloch.

“There are some small snagging issues to be resolved, but it is looking very good indeed.

“Come and see the evolving town centre for yourself, and support local shops, restaurants, cafes and services at the same time.”