Poll says area is the best in the country in family life stakes

East Dunbartonshire council leader Rhondda Geekie has welcomed the latest quality of life indicator to give East Dunbartonshire top honours in Scotland.

The Family and Childcare Trust’s annual UK-wide survey rated the area as best in Scotland – a result Councillor Geekie says reflects well on the efforts of hard-working education, social care and leisure staff.

She said: “Our schools have an excellent reputation, with pupils consistently achieving great results.

“We have been award finalists for our positive destinations work with young people and as a council we are committed to supporting employment locally.

“It is encouraging to get national recognition for the services we provide, particularly in such financially challenging times – and given the report is made up of both formally reported statistics and data, as well as parental views through the survey.”

The area is also a consistent winner when it comes to public health and longevity.