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Bearsden is a town in East DunbartonshireScotland, on the northwestern fringe of Greater Glasgow. Approximately 6 miles (10 km) from Glasgow City Centre, the town is effectively a suburb, and its housing development coincided with the 1863 introduction of a railway line. The town was named after Bearsden railway station, which was named after a nearby cottage.

Wikipedia link about Bearsden

Bearsden is an affluent suburb of Glasgow and is situated approximately 6 miles north west of the city centre.

The Roman Antonine Wall ran through Bearsden and the well-preserved remains of a military bath house can be seen near the town centre. 

Bearsden started out as a small hamlet in the 17th century, but grew in the 19th century as wealthy Glasgow businessmen moved to the city’s periphery and  a wide selection of Victorian architecture can be seen, such as the former Schaw Convalescent Home.

Kilmardinny Loch Nature Reserve is a wildlife haven hidden within Bearsden, which boasts a loch and woodlands. The Loch is the site of several sculptures of The Gruffalo, placed in honour of author Julia Donaldson who lives in Bearsden. 

The town has five golf course, including The Glasgow Golf Club, which is one of the world’s oldest having been founded in 1787, and Windyhill Golf Club, home to LPGA Tour star Janice Moodie. The town has a yearly Highland Games held in partnership with nearby Milngavie. The town centre is known as Bearsden Cross where there is a good selection of eateries and independent shops. The town also has its own leisure centre. Bearsden has a train station with frequent services to Glasgow city centre.

 

Town Centre First Principle

Bearsden.org.uk follows the Town Centre First Principle. Towns are challenged continually by changes to the way we do business whether this is loss of industry, manufacturing or shops, or changes arising from technology, digital connectivity and a global pandemic.

The aim is to support towns to adapt to these changes, so that they continue to meet the needs of residents, businesses and visitors. Sustainable regeneration of our towns can only be achieved through collaboration and investment which include or are led by local communities [Source].


Bearsden.org.uk is planning to be the central digital tool for all stakeholders to benefit from. This includes the local community, local businesses, all work from home business owners. Everyone with a stake in Bearsden.