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Luggie Park

Introduction

Luggie Park is a linear park just east of the town centre of Kirkintilloch focussed on the Luggie Water. It incorporates mature woodland planting from two small 19th-century estates. The area was developed as a public park in the late-20th century and modern features include sports pitches.

The wooded slopes on the east bank of Luggie Water survive from small designed landscapes associated with Waverley Park and to a lesser extent with Luggiebank House. They consist largely of mature beech with some sycamore. In the valley floor there are open areas of grassland and some young plantings of quick-growing species such as willow and birch. East Dunbartonshire Council has drawn up a Master Plan to upgrade the park, which includes new cycle and horse paths.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Luggie Park is a public park with open access at all times.

Owners

East Dunbartonshire Council

Tom Johnston House, Civic Way, Kirkintilloch, G66 4TJ
History

Waverley Park and Luggiebank House were strategically postioned near the Forth and Clyde Canal which forms the northern boundary of the present Luggie Park. Proposed railway routes to carry coal to transporting vessels on the canal passed through the estates and enabled the 19th-century proprietors to make income selling land to the railway companies.

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Features & Designations

Features

  • Flats (featured building)
  • Description: Eighteenth-century laird's house with earlier features, redeveloped as flats around 2000.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
  • River
  • Description: The Luggie Water
Key Information

Type

Public Park

Purpose

Urban Park

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Survival

Part: standing remains

Hectares

19

Open to the public

Yes

References

References