Sep 252015

A new direct train service is to be launched linking Stirling with London.

Virgin Trains has started selling tickets for the new return service, which commences from 14 December.

The service includes an early train leaving Stirling at 05:26, arriving at London King’s Cross at 10:52.

Read it on the BBC News website.

Aug 032015

Looks like the Killearn phone exchange, has been upgraded! Sure, before we could only get ADSL Max, so speeds of up to 8 Mbps. Now it also lists WBC ADSL 2+, with speeds of up to 17 Mbps…

It’s not fibre broadband, which give you speeds of up to 76 Mbps, but it’s a good start!


May 122015

Killearn Tennis Club is taking part in the Great British Tennis Weekend this Saturday, May 16 from 2-5pm.

Shirley Bell from the club said: “This event is open to members and non-members and includes coaching, tournaments, speed gun (measuring serve speed) and ball machine practice.”

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Apr 132015

This week we’re taking a pleasant, circular three-mile walk from Killearn, which crosses the River Endrick through the Carbeth Estate.

It is important to mention that the walk also crosses an awkward small tributary, which flows into the Endrick, and can be difficult to negotiate – especially in the rainy season.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.


Jan 162015

Killearn Village Hall management committee has firmly denied an accusation this week that local people can no longer afford to rent the hall.

The hall is run and managed by not-for-profit Killearn Community Futures Company (KCFC) after ownership was transferred to them from Stirling Council at the end of 2012.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Dec 172014

A teenager, who flipped his car and injured his three passengers just months after passing his driving test, has been jailed for nine months.

Luke Clark admitted driving dangerously when he overturned his Vauxhall Corsa on the A809 road at Killearn in April.

Read it on the BBC News website.

Nov 072014

Magician Ryan Davidson will perform an exclusive show in Killearn this weekend to raise cash for ex-Celtic player John Hartson’s cancer charity.

The 28-year-old has put together the one-off event called ‘An Evening of Magic and Mind Reading’ especially for the John Hartson Foundation.

It will be held on Saturday, November 8 – and it promises to be an entertaining evening with a few surprises.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Nov 052014

The Three Sisters Bake food company is to open its latest cafe outlet today and create around 15 new jobs.

The company, run by Gillian, Nichola and Linsey Reith, has agreed a five-year lease on a 50-seat venue at Killearn Village Hall in Stirlingshire and invested around £25,000 in fitting the premises out.

Read it on The Herald website.


Aug 292014

A Stirling Council social housing project has finally been completed – two years after work started.

The troublesome development of six semi-detached bungalows for the elderly or disabled, in Birch Road, Killearn, should have been finished in March last year.

Read it on the Daily Record website.