Groups and organisations
Our local clubs and organisations are listed below with links to their own websites or more information.
Contact details are shown for others, where available.
Balmore, our local course, is widely acknowledged as one of the finest inland golf courses in the west of Scotland, just seven miles from the centre of Glasgow.
Solid Rock Cycles at Colbeg
Dog Walking Group
Working in partnership with people affected by dementia. Lots of information, hints and tips, and links to other organisations offering help.
Campsie, Strathblane and Baldernock Agricultural Society encourage agriculture generally in East Dunbartonshire and in particular the breeding of livestock. The group hold an annual agricultural show show on first Saturday in June each year, at Bogton Farm,Torrance.
Baldernock has its own local history group.
Mother and Toddlers
Baldernock Playgroup is based at Baldernock Primary School.
Walks take place on the first Saturday of each month and start and finish near a village or town.
The Clyde Cruising Club, dinghy section sail on Bardowie Loch. RYA evening classes are available to children and adults covering beginners through to budding racers.
Baldernock SWI meets in the Church Hall, Glenorchard Road Balmore G64 4AJ. To be added to the mailing please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tennis Club has two good hard courts, a club house, lawns and lots of space for families to enjoy their leisure. Bardowie-Tennis-Club-Facebook
Volunteers are always welcome, to share their skills and hobbies.
For more information, contact Isabel Ewing: email@example.com
More areas in Baldernock are now able to receive Superfast Broadband with the option of Fibre to the Premises (FTTP). The best source of information for the rollout of superfast broadband is the Digital Scotland website: www.scotlandsuperfast.com A number of premises in Baldernock are still unable to access superfast broadband, much to the frustration of those residents and the potential detriment of businesses they are trying to run from home at this time.
The R100 project has been established as a follow-on contract to help upgrade around 180,000 premises across all parts of Scotland that are still stuck on slower broadband services as a result of being missed by the original £442m Digital Scotland (DSSB) project with BT (Openreach) which ended in March 2020.
Overall this represents around 5% of homes and businesses in Scotland who cannot yet access 30Mbps+. In October 2019 it was announced that BT had won the contract for LOT 2 (Central Scotland) which should include these Baldernock dwellings, but to date we have been unable to find out whether that is certainly the case.
We hope that anyone residing in Baldernock without access to superfast broadband will contact the R100 project (R100enquiries@gov.scot) to ask when they will be provided with FTTP or other technology to allow them to access the kinds of broadband speeds that 95% of homes and businesses in Scotland now take for granted.
It may be useful to copy to our local councillors, MSPs and MP, in an effort to expedite the provision of this essential service to all parts of our community. In the current lockdown situation, when more are trying to work from home, to obtain information and to maintain social contact via the internet, the lack of suitable provision is being felt even more acutely than usual.
We understand that BT Openreach engineers are still working outdoors at this time, and traffic on our country roads is very much lighter than usual, so this might be the ideal opportunity to install FTTP to the Baldernock dwellings that need and do not yet have it.
If you are one of the homes or businesses in Baldernock, not able to receive high speed broadband, please let us know and we'll keep you informed of any progress updates we receive.
East Dunbartonshire Councillors
Ward 4 - Bishopbriggs North and Campsie
Councillor Paul Ferretti, Scottish National Party
Councillor Mohrag Fischer, Scottish National Party
Councillor Billy Hendry, Scottish Conservative and Unionist
Councillor Gary Pews, Scottish Liberal Democrats