Tourist plans for Campsies


plans have been unveiled to bring more tourists to the Campsie Fells - including the launch of a website.

The aim is to attract more visitors, conserve the Campsies, improve the health of locals and help boost the economy.

A new 10-year action plan has been welcomed by Campsie and Kirkintilloch North councillor John Dempsey, chairman of the Campsie Fells Steering Group.

He said: “This area has so much to offer. The Campsies are a wonderful asset and the natural splendour of the area underpins all of the themes outlined in the strategy.”

Campsie Fells Steering Group – which includes East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire councils – has agreed to adopt the new plan, which was funded by Central Scotland Green Network.

The 10-year vision was drawn up using views and input from a number of different people. A website dedicated to the Campsies is set to go live next March.

Priorities include improving accessibility to boost tourism and visitor activity, raising awareness of the fells for education and enjoyment, supporting local economies and – most importantly – conserving and enhancing the Campsies.

The Campsie Fells Strategic Review and Action Plan document is now available on the East Dunbartonshire Council website –