Glasgow Airport award transforms historic Milngavie building
24 July 2013
A contribution from the Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund has helped to transform Milngavie’s oldest building.
Corbie Ha’ is owned by Milngavie Pipe Band which received £2,000 from the FlightPath Fund towards the cost of refurbishing the outside of the building.
This amount was matched by East Dunbartonshire Council’s Civic Pride Action Fund, while an additional fundraising effort was made by staff from the Milngavie branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
The Ashfield Road building was in need of an extensive exterior refurbishment, including fixing the drain pipes and repairing the gutters. The entire re-painting job was carried out by band members.
Corbie Ha’ is believed to be the oldest house remaining in the village of Milngavie. It was the farm house of Milngavie Farm and is believed to date back to around 1800 originally had a thatched roof.
Hector Cruickshank, president of Milngavie Pipe Band, said: “This funding has totally transformed the exterior of the building. The porous surface drank up paint with almost 50 litres being used to cover the whole building but the place looks much smarter and has drawn favourable comment from the neighbours!”
Councillor Manjinder Shergill is East Dunbartonshire Council’s representative on the FlightPath Fund Board, and he added: “Corbie Ha’ is part of Milngavie’s heritage and I’m delighted that it has been given an extensive facelift as it is not only the pipe band which benefits from its use, but other community groups too.”