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.

Dec 092013
 

Tomorrow will see the BBC launch both CBBC amd BBC Three in HD on Freeview, Freesat, Sky and YouView.

These two extra HD channels will be broadcast from both the local transmitter at Craighat and the Darvel transmitter. Meaning that anyone in Killearn and local area that can currently watch BBC One Scotland HD, will get these new channels.

CBBC HD will be on channel number 73. BBC Three HD will be on channel number 105 on both Freeview and YouView.

Dec 062013
 

Winds of up to 100mph battered Stirlingshire yesterday (Thursday).

More than 20 schools in the Stirling area were closed and the gusts brought down trees causing blocked roads and widespread power cuts.

Residents in Dunblane, Callander and Killearn suffered power cuts and many commuters were forced to stay at home because of blocked roads and suspension of trains across the entire rail network in Scotland.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

 

Dec 022013
 

The BBC is restoring access to several radio stations on Freeview in Scotland, which for the past 2 1/2 years have gone off-air every afternoon and evening.

In June 2011, the BBC launched BBC Alba on Freeview channel 8 in Scotland. The capacity to broadcast this extra TV channel came at the expense of BBC National Radio on Freeview.

BBC Radio 4, 4extra, 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio Scotland (MW version) are being restored. BBC Radio 1, 2, 3 and BBC Radio nan Gaidhael as well as the World Service will continue to be absent on Freeview in the evenings.

More information about this can be found at www.a516digital.com/2013/12/bbc-radio-on-freeview-in-scotland.html.