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
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 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.

 

Nov 292013
 

A pensioner has been awarded £12,000 in compensation after an accident at the Glengoyne Distillery by Killearn.

Margaret Buttle (82) from Somerset was touring the Trossachs on a coach tour when she and her party paid a visit to the distillery in September 2010

She caught her foot on a piece of wood sticking out from some stairs during the tour and fell, suffering a fracture of her ankle.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Aug 172013
 

The Killearn Cottagers’ Horticultural Society Annual Show will be held on Saturday, August 31 in the spectacular newly extended and renovated village hall and in the church hall.

They are expecting a good turn out both from growers and viewers and hoping for a plentiful crop of horticultural exhibits as well as the work of artists, photographers, crafts people and bakers.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.