09 Jun 2022

Section 3: Strathblane to Kilsyth

Update (25/08/22): Works to upgrade the Strathkelvin Railway path in this section are ongoing. However the section between Milton of Campsie and Kirkintilloch has now been completed and officially opens on 26th August. There remains a 2.5km stretch between Lennoxtown and Milton of Campsie that is still being upgraded and we will update this article when we find out the final reopening timescale.


Original Post:

A 4.5km section of the Strathkelvin Railway Path is being upgraded this summer, leading to the closure of the path between Lennoxtown and Kirkintilloch for 5-6 weeks from Monday 13th June 2022. East Dunbartonshire Council, who are undertaking the path upgrade, expect work to be completed by 22nd July 2022 (see update above).

The works will improve the surface of the path and deal with the tree roots that have been damaging the existing path for some years.

See East Dunbartonshire Council's website for more details. For queries regarding the closure and progress of the works, please contact East Dunbartonshire Council via their website or by email.

Alternative Routes

Unfortunately during this time, this section of the trail will need to be fully closed. There is no alternative footpath adjacent to this part of the route, and so East Dunbartonshire Council have advised that path users seek an alternative route at their own risk. For example, there are footways along the A891 (Campsie Road) and B757 (Birdston Rd), shown on the map below. Pedestrians are advised to take care on these as they are narrow in places and there is often fast moving traffic on these roads.

Bus Services

If you wish to bypass this section, there is a bus service between Lennoxtown and Kirkintilloch.

The X85 service runs approximately every 30 mins (times vary - see timetable here) and there are bus stops on the A891 and A803 close to each end of the closure. For more details, see the bus stop map here.


The map below (click to enlarge/download) shows the location of the closure. 

Strathkelvin Railway Closure Map