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.

Aug 152013
 

Drivers faced a 12 -mile detour after the A81 Glasgow Road through Strathblane was closed for five days for resurfacing work this week.

The closure meant that anyone wanting to drive from one end of the village to the other had to travel through Milngavie and back.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Aug 132013
 

FURIOUS motorists have slammed a road ­closure that takes ­drivers on a 12-mile ­detour.

The A81 Glasgow Road, which runs through Strathblane, on the outskirts of Glasgow, is closed for five days for resurfacing.

But the closure means that anyone wishing to drive from one end of the village to the other must travel through Milngavie and back.

Read it on the Evening Times website.

Jul 282013
 

VOLUNTEERS who run Killearn Village Hall have pulled off a coup by persuading one of Scotland’s top chefs to take over the catering there.

Simon Whitley has just left his job as executive chef at the Hilton Worldwide in Glasgow to run the coffee shop and a ‘pop-up’ restaurant at the recently-refurbished hall.

Read it on the Daily Record website.