WB-04 Community Hall and Library

Westerton Library and Community Centre

A Community Hall has existed in Westerton since 1914 and when built, on what is now the current hall and library car park, became a focal point for the community. It was used for Church services and as a School for the under 7s, too young to walk to School in Bearsden. Upgraded and enlarged throughout the years, a 1934 alteration saw the addition of a library. As the hall was self-supporting at the time, fundraising by the clubs and societies that used the hall was essential to its success. In the 1970s when some essential repairs were required, Bearsden Burgh Council helped fund the building of a new hall.
This new community space, which still exists today, opened in 1981 consisting of two halls and a public library.

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