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.

Jul 272013
 

The community was thrilled to see inside the newly transformed village hall in Killearn when it opened last weekend.

Ownership of the dilapidated old town hall was transferred from Stirling Council to Killearn Community Futures Company (KCFC) at the end of 2012 and building work started in May the same year after they secured a £1.5 million grant plus £500,000 in donations and other grants.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

Jul 192013
 

After years in the planning the wraps come off the new state of the art Killearn Village Hall this weekend.

A development group was formed way back in 2008 to look at the possibilities of a revamp with considerable resaerch undertaken over a two year period including visits to other halls and youth clubs across Scotland and meetings and presentations within the village itself.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

Jul 122013
 

IT’S a fair swap. The Killers will bring the sunshine and we’ll give them our whisky.

OK, so the last week has been lovely and hot anyway but just to be sure, drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr has vowed to pocket the Las Vegas sunshine, “divide it into my hand luggage and bring it to Scotland. That’s a fair trade”.

All he wants in return is whisky.

And he’s not even asking for a freebie. Instead he’s planning to go to the Glengoyne Distillery, near Killearn, Stirlingshire, on Monday.

Read it on the Daily Record website.

Jun 212013
 

Killearn Primary School has Scotland’s highest ranked Lacrosse team in twenty years.

The seven strong primary school team were runners up in the Plate Play Off at the British National Pop Lacrosse Championships held in Hatfield, London on Sunday, June 16.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.

 

Apr 262013
 

Poor marketing has been blamed for Killearn’s public park being the only one in the Stirling Council to be nominated for national recognition as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Eleven local parks were put forward by the council for the Queen Elizabeth Fields Challenge, which seeks to retain and protect 2012 playing fields and parks across the UK, including 214 in Scotland.

Read it on the Stirling Observer website.

 

Apr 212013
 

Keen cyclists are being urged to sign up for a wheely special charity cycle run this June to raise cash for Glasgow University Cancer Trust.

Participants will set off from Drymen on Saturday, June 23 continue to Balmaha and then they will travel by ferry to Luss.

The event is sponsored by The Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha, Killearn Garage, Pottery Tearoom, Drymen and Strathendrick Cycle Group.

Read it on the Milngavie Herald website.