FoMR Newsletter

Summer edition 2018


Friends of Milngavie Reservoir (FoMR) wish to share with our ‘Friends’ recent and future projects we hope you find interesting and may also wish to help in taking forward.


Major planning works to build new infrastructure affecting Milngavie Reservoir

FoMR was unsuccessful in our appeal to Scottish Government requesting Scottish Water completes a full Environmental Impact Assessment to ensure the best solution was identified for the siting of new pipes and infrastructure.

Scottish Water has now the go-ahead to build the new pipes in and around Milngavie Reservoir. Scottish Water require planning permission for constructing new treated water pumping station next to the Bankell service reservoir (that east of Craigmaddie reservoir). FoMR is lodging an objection to this application, in particular its potential effect on the setting of Milngavie Reservoir.

This planning application is available to view on East Dunbartonshire’s Councils’ planning portal and you are able to register any comments directly. Please follow this link:


Antisocial behaviour – let’s all work together to stop it!

FoMR has raised concerns with Scottish Water, Scottish Police and East Dunbartonshire Council on antisocial behaviours seen at the reservoir affecting a number of key spots. There is evidence of drinking alcohol, littering, vandalism, setting fires and entering and misuse of the reservoir sources.

Scottish Police ask that we inform them of any issues when they occur and to contact them using 101 (999 - in an emergency). Scottish Police is keen that we all work together to tackle these issues and ensure the reservoir remains a safe place for all to visit.


Heritage week:  8th to 15th September at Milngavie Town Hall (court room)

Great news – Milngavie Heritage Society is working with FoMR to run an exhibition on Milngavie Reservoir and will describe the engineering feat that brought us fresh water from Loch Katrine using gravity feed. A climate change win!

We would love some extra support…so  if you can able to help us bring this exhibition together OR you or your family members have photographs or stories (old and new) of happy reservoir times then we would love to see and share these.  FoMR contact details are below.


Milngavie Volunteers Fair – Saturday 8th September at Milngavie Town Hall (main hall)

FoMR has a stand at this event to help raise awareness of our Group and increase our membership. Do come along and meet us …once again we would love some extra support. FoMR contact details are below.


Geese, geese everywhere….

A kind car owner stopped on Strathblane road to escort a family of geese across the road safely. The family are growing up and enjoying being part of their extended family. A huge thanks to a kind Friend!


Milngavie reservoir ‘friends’….Please keep in touch…volunteer to help with any of these projects..

Please continue to bring us suggestions on how we volunteers can work better together to preserve and enhance this fantastic asset! Looking forward to hearing from you and sharing our thoughts!


FoMR contact details

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