Apr 042013
 

Stirling Council has approved plans to improve access to and the quality of the area’s internet connections.

The council’s finance and economy committee backed moves to enhance local access to fibre-optic broadband.

Read it on the BBC News website.

Let’s just hope this only the start and it gets rolled out to all the towns and villages in the Stirling Council area.

Jun 292012
 

A community archaeological dig has rediscovered the lost Place of Killearn a 17th century laird’s house and designed landscape.

The Place of Killearn was built in 1688 and recorded in the 1790s as being surrounded by ‘numerous plantations, regularly disposed in form of clumps, belts, and wildernesses, beautify and shelter an extensive tract of pleasure ground round the house’, and including both ancient oaks and what may be some of Scotland’s earliest larches.

Read it on the myStirling website.

Feb 092012
 

BUNGALOWS for the elderly and disabled in Killearn have finally been given the green light after months of discussion.

Stirling Council is going to build three pairs of semi-detached bungalows on land – known locally as the ‘turnip field’ – north east of the telephone exchange and 22 Birch Road.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald.

Jan 272012
 

Bungalows for the elderly and disabled have finally been approved for a site in Killearn following months of discussion.

Stirling Council are building three pairs of semi-detached bungalows on land – known locally as the “turnip field” – north east of the telephone exchange and 22 Birch Road.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Dec 082011
 

Balfron High School will be closed all day on Thursday the 8th of December due to the high wind weather.  It will reopen on Friday the 9th of December.  Please check the Stirling Council website and BBC weather website for further details.

Aug 052011
 

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build bungalows on a field in Killearn are being withdrawn – but only temporarily.

Stirling Council’s housing service had submitted an application to build six semi-detached bungalows for the elderly on an area referred to as the turnip field.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Dec 202010
 

tellmescotland.gov.uk website

The tellmescotland page will provide council information, with maps and listings of public notices by area. It is aimed at saving money but notices will still be placed in the press.

It will include road closures, planning or property developments, licensing details and other general notices.

Website: www.tellmescotland.gov.uk.

Dec 162010
 

Stirling Council have made the decision that there is to be no school transport operating Thursday 16 December 2010. This is due to the assessment of further poor weather conditions that may affect the Council area and is required that no school transport should be operated even if schools are open. We have also been advised that drivers will be informing schoolchildren waiting at bus stops for service buses, not to travel to school on a service bus as there may be no service to return homewards.

We have been advised that the weather forecast is for heavy persistent rain over night. Tomorrow the temperature will be freezing resulting in widespread icy stretches forming after 0600 and a brief spell of snow. The rest of the day is predicted to be dry and bright.

The Council is hopeful that they can provide transport as from Friday 17 December 2010.

Balfron High School will be open but from 10am only but only for those pupils who can safely get to school and back home again without school transport.

Please check the Stirling Council website for updates for transport on Friday and from Monday 20 December 2010.

Useful websites

Dec 092010
 

In response to the weather conditions and disruption over the last two weeks, Stirling Council, will be providing Free Park and Ride.

Stirling’s Park and Ride service will be free from Saturday 11th until Christmas Eve. Forthside car park will also be free during this period and visitors can also park here and hop-on the Park and Ride bus.

Website: www.stirling.gov.uk/index/services/roads/parking/parkandride.htm.

Source: www.facebook.com/stirlingcouncil/posts/181755625170616.