CAMPAIGNERS are fighting to save a £1million sports hall amid fears a developer plans to demolish it and build a supermarket.

Developers are expected to tell residents and politicians at a meeting tonight that the hall in Bishopbriggs, north of Glasgow, will be demolished to make way for shops and houses.

It was built seven years ago on the site of the former Bishopbriggs High School.

Muse Developments is holding a presentation on the plans in the town's library tonight.

It is believed the company will reveal plans to pull down the purpose-built hall, despite local people wanting to keep it.

The redevelopment, which would cost around £32m, would include a Morrisons supermarket, further shop units, a car park, houses and flats, a care home and public spaces.

Donald Macdonald, of the Woodhill Residents' Group, said: "A group has been set up that has representatives from around 15 local organisations and churches who are willing to keep open and run the sports hall on a sustainable basis.

"When the future of the sports hall has been discussed at recent community council meetings a lot of anger has been expressed at the suggestion this modern building could be demolished."

In a survey conducted by local MP Jo Swinson, 93% of respondents said they would like to keep the hall.

Ms Swinson met Muse Developments to present the survey results and urged the company to incorporate the sports hall in its plans.

However, a letter from Muse two weeks ago told her the firm is proposing to demolish the building. It said: "We have not managed to find a viable use for the sports hall."

Ms Swinson said: "It would be a ridiculous waste to knock it down. The community would certainly like to use such a modern, multi-purpose facility right in the centre of Bishopbriggs.

"For Muse to say it can't find a viable use for it shows an amazing lack of creativity or total disregard for the views of local people.

"Muse must go back to the drawing board and put the sports hall back in its plans."

Steve Turner, regional director of Muse Developments, said: "We are staging the public exhibition to engage and involve the community as much as we can. We feel it is important their views are taken into account as we progress with the project.

"We believe this is a fantastic development with the potential to revitalise the town centre."

The plans can be seen at Bishopbriggs library tomorrow from 10am-2pm and Saturday 10am-1pm.