Police hand out fixed penalties at house parties in East Dunbartonshire over the Easter weekend

A number of fixed penalties were handed out over the Easter weekend to people in East Dunbartonshire flouting social distancing guidelines.

Police told the Herald they had to break up a few house parties on Friday and Saturday night.

A spokesperson added that on the whole local people had been adhering to lockdown rules but warned that they risk being fined £30 if they blatantly break them.

Meanwhile, a van was broken into between 8pm on Friday, April 10 and 9.30am at Gleneagles Garden, Bishopbriggs and robbers made off with £3,000 worth of valuable tools. The owner of the van whose livelihood depended on the tools has been left devastated and has warned others on social media to be extra vigilant.

Vans have particularly been targeted in recent weeks. Anyone with any information should contact Kirkintilloch police on 101.


Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper when you do your weekly shop.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper.

Thank you

Janet Bee