Aug 192014
 

Just read this on their facebook page (www.facebook.com/whitleysinthevillage)

Good morning everybody. We are very sad to have to let you know that Whitleys’ in the Village Coffee Shop is now closed. We would like to thank you all for your support over the past year.

This is very sad news indeed. Guess they, did not get the support they needed from the village…

 

Aug 192014
 

A voluntary group in Killearn has received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Sevice – the equivalent of an MBE for a group.

Volunteers at Friends of Abbeyfield Killearn have been recognised for their efforts in providing care and support for elderly people in the local community.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Aug 142014
 

People in two rural communities face a long drive to the bank because their local branches are set to close.

The Royal Bank of Scotland is closing its branches in Drymen and Blanefield on October 21 and 23 respectively.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Let’s just hope that Bank of Scotland does not follow and closes it’s branch in Killearn.

Jul 052014
 

Tomorrow (Sunday 6th July 2014) the Queens Baton Relay is in Killearn and the local area!

Below are the estimated times:-

  • 0745hrs – Stirling Castle Esplanade
  • 0837hrs – Drip Road, Raploch
  • 0920hrs – Thornhill
  • 0959hrs – Aberfoyle
  • 1128hrs – Drymen
  • 1152hrs – Killearn
  • 1307hrs – Balfron
  • 1354hrs – Buchlyvie
  • 1435hrs – Kippen
  • 1524hrs – Blair Drummond Safari Park
  • 1640hrs – Bannockburn
  • 1749hrs – St Ninian’s Road, Stirling
  • 1845hrs – The Peak, Stirling
May 202014
 

Great news for people that can already receive Freeview HD channels 101-105 and can receive services from the Darvel transmitter will gain access to BBC Four HD, CBeebies HD, BBC News HD and Al Jazeera English HD as well as standard definition Al Jazeera Arabic.

To get the extra channels, viewers with a Freeview HD or YouView device should retune on the 17th June 2014.

Apr 282014
 

stv HD logoAt long last STV HD has been added to both Sky and Freesat.

On Freesat, STV HD can be found on channel 119.

On Sky, it launched on channel 178, except for Sky HD viewers in the STV West (Glasgow) region, where it will appear on channel 103, swapping with the standard definition version. This is because the version of STV HD matches the existing STV West standard definition channel, and therefore qualifies for a swap.

More information can be found @ www.a516digital.com/2014/04/stv-hd-launches-on-sky-and-freesat.html.

Jan 262014
 

Mrs Brown’s Boys’ actor Gary Hollywood and rock’n’roll bagpipers the Red Hot Chilli Pipers star at a fundraiser in Killearn for ex-Celtic player John Hartson’s charity next month.

Gary – who has just finished filming the movie version of the hit comedy – is hosting the annual Big Shindig, held in memory of Balfron woman Lisa Morrison who lost her battle to cervical cancer in February 2012.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Dec 092013
 

The BBC has announced that it will launch five new subscription-free HD channels, tomorrow (Tuesday 10th December 2013).

The new channels: BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD will be available on Freeview HD, Freesat HD, YouView and Sky HD. Viewers will also be able to catch-up on HD programmes from these channels on BBC iPlayer.

But only BBC Three HD and CBBC HD will be available to viewers in Killearn with Freeview and YouView. To watch BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, and CBeebies HD you will need to have Freesat HD or Sky HD.

For more information check out www.a516digital.com/2013/12/bbc-confirms-launch-date-for-new-hd-channels.html.