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Outlander beauty spot set for £2million development as visitor numbers soar

A plan to transform a Stirling area beauty spot – which has become a magnet for fans of the hit TV series Outlander – was unveiled yesterday (Thursday).

Detailed proposals have been submitted to Stirling Council for a 150-space car park plus visitor centre and restaurant, and a network of paths, bridges and viewing platforms at the Devil’s Pulpit, in Finnich Glen, near Killearn

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Scotland’s best place to live revealed in UK-wide competition

Dundee has been named the best place to live in Scotland months after the opening of its long-awaited V&A museum.

The city has been named ahead of Leith and Stockbridge, in Edinburgh, and Finnieston in Glasgow, in the annual Best Places to Live in the UK survey.

Killearn also made it into this list.

Read it on the Scotsman website.

“Much needed” affordable homes completed in Killearn

A new £1.5 million affordable housing development in the village of Killearn by Rural Stirling Housing Association has seen all twelve homes handed over to tenants.

The homes, built by Mactaggart and Mickel, comprise a mix of one, two and three-bed properties and form part of a larger private development. Planning conditions required that a third of all properties in the development had to be affordable homes for rent.

Read it on the Project Scotland website.

New homes for Killearn village

Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford officially opened a new Rural Stirling Housing Association site in Killearn.

The site includes 12 new homes – 8 houses and 4 cottage flats.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Killearn road works spark fury as business owners hit out

Killearn business owners this week hit out at the village’s community council after road works disrupted their businesses.

Works are underway in the village to provide a traffic island in Station Road, with the aim of easing pedestrian access.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Stirling to London trains to be reinstated

London North Eastern Railway has announced that the direct Stirling to London train is to be reinstated from 9 December, following a temporary suspension over the summer.

Over the summer, the train operator took the decision to withdraw the train service to improve its’ reliability after damage from the infamous ‘beast from the east’ storm last winter.

Read it on the Rail Advent website.

Thieves steal cash, stamps and safe in raid on Killearn garden centre

Thieves stole cash and stamps, worth more than £13,000 when they raided a family business.

The Post Office at Oakwood Garden Centre, Killearn, was targeted in the early hours of last Monday (September 24).

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Public to have their say on Killearn beauty spot proposals

A public consultation is to be held to discuss the future of a popular beauty spot in Killearn, Stirlingshire.

Architects, planners and the local farmer will meet members of the public to discuss plans to create a tourist hub. Bell Ingram’s plans for Finnich Glen include creation of a 150-space car park as well as a visitor centre and shop.

Read it on the Project Scotland website.

Storm Ali damage pictures: Cars flattened and roads blocked as trees toppled

Routes across Stirling were in chaos as Storm Ali battered the area.

The powerful winds that accompanied the storm saw trees blown over and uprooted, many blocking key roads.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

 

Tourist hub plans unveiled to tackle parking and safety concerns at Outlander beauty spot

Plans have been drawn up to develop a £1.5 million tourist hub at a beauty spot near Killearn.

The landowner of Finnich Glen is proposing to transform the location in a bid to ease parking woes on the surrounding roads and improve safety.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

 

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