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For most people, Milngavie is the start of their West Highland Way adventure.  Some people decide to stay the night in Milngavie before they set off, whilst others arrive by train or bus from Glasgow.  The starting point is well signposted from the station and only a short walk (5-6 min.).  More information on getting to and from the route can be found here.

There are plenty of opportunities to take selfies before you set off – next to the stone obelisk or by the artwork and streetscaping in the town centre.

If you require any last minute bits and pieces before you begin your walk, this is also your best opportunity – and don’t forget your official West Highland Way passport so that you can record your walk! These and some other key items, such as maps, camping gas, coffee, provisions or refillable water bottles are available from:

Spar Milngavie

Gavin’s Mill

The Honeybee Bakery

There is also a Scottish Water top up tap in Douglas Street for you to use for free.

You can find out more about Milngavie and other things to do on the town’s website.  Information on public toilets can be found on the East Dunbartonshire Council website.

For baggage transfer information, check out the companies listed here: Baggage transfer – West Highland Way

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