Businesses in Milngavie have been asked their opinions in a survey about the projects delivered over the last four years for their benefit in Milngavie town centre.

The BID team’s role in the business consultation is to collate all the feedback and from the results, to produce a further five-year business plan to 2029, that details what business owners want delivered.

The BID Team have also produced a detailed 4-Year Progress Report to highlight all achievements made since 1st May 2019 to 30th April 2023.

During the consultation to date, the vast majority (85%+) agreed that much of the existing work is to continue. This includes running the Shop Local Campaigns; issue of Premises Improvement Grants; Ongoing improvements of public space areas; as a digital resource for the town; Expansion of Milngavie’s social media presence; the Christmas Lights Switch on & Reindeer Parade; Classic Car Show & Healthy Habits events; Floral planters in the town centre, as well as sourcing additional funding to improve Milngavie even more.

77% agreed with the funded of business training courses.

One key objective that the consultation has revealed is the need for much improved CCTV in the town. 93% agreed with this objective.

Graeme Ross, chair of the Milngavie BID said “While we are really pleased with the achievements of the last 4 years, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels. We collectively need to maintain and improve what we have in Milngavie, and it’s my firm belief that a BID is the only way to achieve this.

Milngavie businesses will be able to vote from mid-December until 25th January 2024 to decide whether a BID is to continue in Milngavie until 2029. For more information about the Milngavie BID, visit

KEY Statistics

Milngavie BID established in 2014.
282,837 website page views since 2019.
Over 2,000 Facebook posts creating 7,326 Followers, with a monthly reach of 136,000 people.
9,692 Tweets, creating 2,955 Followers, and 700,000+ annual tweet impressions.
869 Instagram posts with 2,286 followers.
115 Mailchimp news announcements with 18,039 successful email deliveries to levy payers.
114 Local Jobs advertised, and roles filled.
47,500 event flyers, posters, banners printed.
19 Main events and seasonal trails.
18 Shop front improvement grants issued.
56 Swinging signs installed.

Majority of Milngavie businesses in favour of Business Improvement District (BID)
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